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Compensation for conscripted soldiers in South Korea 2020, by rank

The lowest-ranking solider in the South Korean military, the private second class was paid over 408 thousand South Korean won per month in 2020. This is 102 thousand won more than he was paid in the previous year. Conscript soldiers in South Korea, who are without exception young men doing their mandatory military service for a period of around 18 to 20 months, are paid between 400 and 540 thousand South Korean won in 2020. Wages for all conscripted ranks increased by at least 100 thousand won compared to the year before.

Monthly wages of conscripted soldiers in South Korea in 2020, by military rank

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Release date

April 2020

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

Note: 1,000 South Korean won equal 0.81 U.S. dollars and 0.75 euros (as of April 2020).

South Korean male citizens have the duty to serve compulsory military service for about two years.

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