Here’s How Much The Top 10 K-Drama Actors Are Really Getting Paid In 2020

They could pay off your college tuition with just one episode of shooting.

A few years ago, Lee Byung Hun topped the list of highest paid K-Drama actors, receiving ₩150 million KRW ($125,000 USD) per episode for his drama Mr. Sunshine. If you think that sounds high, just wait until you see what this year’s highest paid drama actor is earning! Here are the top 10 highest-paid actors in South Korea right now along with their earnings per episode.

10. Ji Chang Wook

Ji Chang Wook reportedly gets paid around ₩60 million KRW ($50,000 USD) per episode.

His most recent drama, SBS’s Backstreet Rookie, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $800,000 USD.

9. Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk reportedly gets paid around ₩60 million KRW ($50,000 USD) per episode.

His most recent drama, tvN’s Romance is a Bonus Book, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $800,000 USD.

8. Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki reportedly gets paid around ₩60 million KRW ($50,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, tvN’s Arthdal Chronicles, has 18 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $900,000 USD.

7. Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In reportedly gets paid around ₩70 million KRW ($59,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, tvN’s Chicago Typewriter, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $945,000 USD.

6. Lee Seung Gi

Lee Seung Gi reportedly gets paid around ₩70 million KRW ($59,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, SBS’s Vagabond, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $945,000 USD.

5. Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho reportedly gets paid around ₩75 million KRW ($62,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, Netflix’s The King: Eternal Monarch, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $990,000 USD.

4. Jo In Sung

Jo In Sung reportedly gets paid around ₩80 million KRW ($67,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent major drama role, SBS’s It’s Okay, That’s Love, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $1.1 million USD.

 

3. So Ji Sub

So Ji Sub reportedly gets paid around ₩80 million KRW ($67,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, MBC’s My Secret Terrius, has 32 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $2.15 million USD.

2. Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin reportedly gets paid around ₩100 million KRW ($84,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, tvN’s Crash Landing on You, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $1.35 million USD.

1. Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun reportedly gets paid around ₩200 million KRW ($165,000 USD) per episode of drama shooting.

His most recent drama, tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, has 16 episodes. That brings his total earnings for the series up to $2.65 million USD.

Source: Kimchi Stories
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