Gender Pay Gap Persists at Big Businesses

  • By Kim Kang-han

    March 08, 2022 11:43

    Women working for big businesses earn just 68 percent of what their male counterparts make in annual pay, an analysis reveals.

    Corporate tracker Korea CXO Institute analyzed the workforces of Korea's top 150 companies in terms of sales and found that women accounted for 24 percent of their 831,096 workers.

    Samsung has the most female employees with 48,408, followed by E-Mart (15,760), Lotte Shopping (15,439) and SK Hynix (10,305).

    The average salary for men was W79.7 million, compared to W54.2 million for women (US$1=W1,230).

    Female employees at Samsung get the highest pay check, averaging W97.7 million a year, followed by NH Investment and Securities (W97.5 million), Mirae Asset Securities (W92.2 million) and Naver (W91.1 million).

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