Korean actor’s salary per episode

Korean actor’s salary per episode is a common question among those who are interested in Korean entertainment industry. Korean actors and actresses, who have been top level stars in Korea, are trying to make a name for their acting skills in the west. A lot of Korean TV dramas involve plots, especially romantic ones and having a star like Yoo Seung Ho or Kang Ha Neul or Kim Hyun Joong is an advantage that other television drama producers simply cannot ignore. Watch their dramas on DoramasMp4.

 At the same time, it’s hard to track down some type of reliable info about salaries of Korean actors and actresses as most of them stay silent on the subject.

In this article, I’m going to talk about the most popular Korean actors’ salary per episode and how much they are paid by various companies. If you’re thinking of trying your luck in Korea and you want to know how much an actor earns for each episode and per scene, read on.

Korean actor’s salary per episode is quite high. Here are some of the actors’ salaries for a drama.

  1. Park Bo Young: KRW 3.4 billion (~USD 3 million) per episode
  2. Jang Hye Sun: KRW 2.5 billion (~USD 2 million) per episode
  3. Yoo In Na: KRW 1.8 billion (~USD 1.7 million) per episode
  4. Kim Bum: KRW 1.2 billion (~USD 1 million) per episode
  5. Park Yoo Chun: KRW 900 million (~USD 800,000) per episode

South Korean actors have the highest average annual salary in the world. The Korean movie industry is not only popular with foreign tourists and South Korean people, but also has a large number of talented actors and actresses.

In fact, some of the world’s most successful stars are from South Korea, such as K-pop artists PSY and 2NE1’s Park Hyo-Seong.

Here we will introduce you to some of the most popular K-pop stars who are now shining on TV screens around the world.

Seo In-guk: He is one of the most famous actors in South Korea and has had great success in both TV dramas and movies. He was born on August 5th 1985 in Seoul, South Korea. His real name is Lee Seung Hyeok. He debuted as an actor in 2006 with “Cheese in the Trap” (2007). In 2010, he starred in another hit drama series “The Chaser” which earned him much praise from fans around the country and Japan. In 2011, he released his first solo album entitled “Romantic Story.” His new drama series “The King” will be broadcasted on tvN starting February 1st 2017.


The average salary of the top 50 most popular actors in Korea is 22.3 million KRW per episode. At their peak they can make even more than 50 million KRW per movie, which could be one or two hour’s long maximum. This is why they are able to even make tons of money from CFs and endorsements despite having shit acting skills and make less from movies that are not guaranteed a hit, simply because there are many sappy fangirls who would shell out cash to buy tickets to hear their voice for 2 hours and see them for a few minutes on screen for a few seconds Read more

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