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  • river
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    • May 31, 2011, 01:49:35 pm
    • Hongseong
How much do korean teachers get paid???
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:52:28 pm »
Im always hearing people talk about how we get paid more than some teachers so i was wondering does anyone know how much they actually get paid????


Re: How much do korean teachers get paid???
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 01:59:59 pm »
Should probably use the Search function.  There has been a detailed thread about this.  But long answer short, new Korea teachers usually make a tad less than us monthly (about 1.2) and goes up.  Supposedly some areas have a scale (i.e. >10 yrs = 1.5, >15 yrs=1.7).  ALSO, it does not include bi-annual bonuses.  More detail in the pre-existing thread.


  • Menlyn
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    • March 05, 2012, 02:10:21 pm
    • Suwon
Re: How much do korean teachers get paid???
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 02:01:49 pm »
Yup, quite a few of us know.

This is a topic that comes around every 6-12months.

Korean teachers earn between about 2mill and 6mill per month.
2mill (without the benefits of housing, flights etc) is quite a bit less than the NET and requires a lot more work.
However, unlike us, with seniority and promotion they can begin to earn pretty good coin. A few years back I had a co-teacher in her 50s earning about 5m.

There are also bonuses they get.. for things like Chuseok. However, Koreans usually refer to an annual salary (rather than a monthly) salary, and these bonuses are included in that....


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