Annual income distribution of Ph.D. holders in South Korea 2016, by age group

This statistic shows the percentage distribution of annual income earned by Ph.D. holders in South Korea as of August 2016, by age group. In 2016, 63.3 percent of the Ph.D. holders aged over 50 years earned more than 50 million South Korean won.

Percentage breakdown of annual income of Ph.D. holders in South Korea as of August 2016, by age group

Under 30 years35-35 years35-40 years40-45 years45-50 yearsOver 50 years
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Release date

December 2016


South Korea

Survey time period

November 9, 2015 to February 19, 2016; May 17, 2016 to August 19, 2016

Number of respondents

6,016 respondents

Special properties

Online survey was simultaneously conducted along with questionnaire*

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

* The survey was conducted as a complete enumeration targeting graduates who obtained their Ph.D. degree from universities in South Korea in 2016.

Note: 1,000 South Korean won equal 0.92 U.S. dollars and 0.75 euros (as of March 2018).

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