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Non-teaching Foreigners in Korea Making Big Bucks

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We all know that there’s a lot of ‘ballers’ in Korea making an annual salary of 100,000,000 KRW (roughly a hundred grand) or more.

This piece caught my eye though.

An annual salary of more than 300 million won ($266,190), a rental apartment in the posh Gangnam area, and a chauffeur-driven car was what the Korea National Oil Corporation was willing to pay to become the first state-affiliated company to hire foreign executives.

For you instructors hoping to stay here and go into other fields though, it’s obviously tough with all the visa restrictions.  I do know a couple of guys who work as contractors for the U.S. army who make a pretty penny (provided apartment in the luxurious Yongsan complex, monthly stipend that almost equals to my salary-on top of their regular salary, but best of all U.S. work hours and holidays!), but you know you’ve made it when you got a chauffeur!!

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Written by recruiterinkorea

May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

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  1. Hey I’m looking into teaching English in Korea and I heard some people make bank with SAT hakwons. What’s your view on teaching at these SAT hakwons? Do you know what the best paying ones are-and the salary for them? I heard about the guy who got beat up because he was going to move hakwons…are these contracts legal under international law or is it just pieces of paper that barely cover up shady businesses?

    Lila Duggan

    May 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

  2. […] Daily about the difficulties foreigners face when in Korea.  The article seems to focus more on professionals working for companies rather than the ubiquitous English instructors: According to the Korea […]


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