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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.

Pay Scale
Level Requirements Monthly Pay (million KRW)
Metropolitan City Province
Busan
Incheon
Daegu
Other
Cities
Jeju Other
Provinces
1+

After 2 consecutive years as Level 1 with the renewing province

2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7
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

2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5
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

2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
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

OR

 

Bachelor's degree in any discipline + 1 year TaLK scholar experience

2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
3

Bachelor's degree in any discipline

1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1

TaLK Scholar experience is considered the equivalent of an ESL certificate, not full time teaching experience.

  - A Juris Doctor is equivalent to a non-Education Master's degree.


NOTE) 1. All EPIK teachers receive the same benefits regardless of level.

2. The amount of provincial pay varies depending on the location within the POE and the number of schools taught.

Sample Pay Scale

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