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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
Gyeonggi
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.
 * 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