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NMW South Korea 2018

The national minimum wage increase in South Korea

In 2018, the national minimum wage in South Korea remained fixed at 1,229.9 € per month, that is 14,759 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 1,573,770 South Korean won and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 221,540 South Korean won per month from the previous year, 16.38%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2017 which was 1.5%, 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 12 nd place of the 97 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 2018 and see all the information about this country in South Korea economy.

South Korea - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
20181,573,770.01,468.9 $1,229.9 €
20171,352,230.01,123.4 $1,065.3 €
20161,260,270.01,075.3 $984.0 €
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 $
1998335,610.0231.6 $
1997316,400.0374.8 $
1996288,150.0372.7 $
1995264,420.0333.6 $
South Korea - Minimum wages