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EPIK Pay Scale

Offices of Education are not currently hiring level 3 applicants. As such, all applicants MUST qualify for at least a level 2 on the pay scale BEFORE signing the final contract.

Please be aware that the pay scale for each region is set by the regional Offices of Education, not by the NIIED nor the EPIK Office.

Pay Scale
Level Requirements Monthly Pay (million KRW)
Busan
Daegu
Daejeon
Gwangju
Incheon
Ulsan
Chungnam Jeonnam Chungbuk
Gangwon
Gyeongbuk
Gyeongnam
Jeonbuk
Sejong
Jeju Gyeonggi
1+

After 2 consecutive years as Level 1 with the renewing province

2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5
1

2 years of full-time teaching experience + one of the following:
  -Bachelor’s degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education
  -Master's degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education
  -Teacher's license
  -TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certificate
OR

After 1 year as a Level 2+ with the renewing province

2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3
2+

1 year of full-time teaching experience + one of the following:
  -Bachelor’s degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education
  -Teacher's license
  -TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certificate
OR

Master's degree in any discipline with a Bachelor's degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education
OR

Master's degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline
OR

After 1 year as a Level 2 with the renewing province

2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2
2

Bachelor's degree in Education / major in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or Education
OR

Bachelor's degree in any discipline + TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate
OR

Bachelor's degree in any discipline + Teacher's License

2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1
3

Bachelor's degree in any discipline

2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.05

 * The amount of provincial pay varies depending on the location within the POE and the number of schools taught.
 * A Juris Doctor is equivalent to a non-Education Master's degree.

Sample Pay Scale

SeoulPayScale PDF download