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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for all workers rose to 5,210 per hour as of 01 January 2014. Minimum wage workers will now receive 1.09 million won a month for 40 hours work a week.

The minimum wage for 2013 was set at  W4,860/hour up slightly  from the 2012 rate of W4,580. The minimum wage applies to all workers be they citizens or non-citizens, full-time or part-time employees.

The Minimum Wage Council, which sets the rate, is composed of government officials along with representatives of unionzed workers and employers (management).

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Last Updated on 2014-01-03

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