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[Graphic News] Average yearly pay at big firms reaches W75.64m

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 9, 2015 - 21:44
  • Updated : Jun 9, 2015 - 21:44

Employees working at South Korean conglomerates earned an average of 75.64 million won ($67,000) last year, said Job Korea, a leading local employment website.

The recruiting company collected salary data from corporate reports submitted by 90 of Korea’s top 100 companies. Among the 887,636 employees, including contract workers, 75.1 percent were male and 24.9 percent were female.

According to the data, male employees earned roughly 30 million won more than female colleagues, as men received an average salary of 80.66 million won and women 49.33 million won.

The top-paying Korean company across both genders was insurance firm Korean Re, which paid men an average salary of 115 million won and women 79 million won.