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NMW South Korea 2015

The national minimum wage increase in South Korea

In 2015 , the national minimum wage in South Korea remained fixed at 880.3 € per month, that is 10,564 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in South Korean won , which is the official currency in South Korea, we can see that, this year, it was 1,166,220.0 South Korean won and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 77,330.0 South Korean won per month from the previous year, 7.10%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2014 which was 0.8%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, South Korea is in 14 nd place of the 95 of the list.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of a country is the minimum amount (lowest salary) per hour, per day, or per month that employers may legally pay to workers.

In the table that follows we show you the progression of the National Minimum Wage South Korea. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2015 and see all the information about this country in South Korea economy.

South Korea - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
20151,166,220.01,061.0 $880.3 €
20141,088,890.01,031.5 $750.5 €
20131,015,740.0955.3 $722.3 €
2012957,220.0830.0 $638.7 €
2011976,320.0851.9 $651.3 €
2010928,860.0795.5 $557.2 €
2009904,000.0718.9 $491.5 €
2008852,020.0908.1 $618.3 €
2007786,480.0846.0 $642.1 €
2006700,600.0691.6 $591.5 €
2005661,426.7638.7 $469.1 €
2004592,120.0494.3 $393.1 €
2003531,853.3448.3 $427.6 €
2002487,783.3367.8 $419.9 €
2001439,193.3346.6 $373.1 €
2000381,563.3335.9 $335.5 €
1999350,300.0290.5 $
1998316,400.0218.3 $
1997288,150.0341.3 $
1996264,420.0342.0 $
South Korea - Minimum wages