There are many talented actresses in South Korea, and the competition to get a lead role in a k-drama is fierce. How much the Korean actresses are paid per episode?. We will answer this question now and show you the top 10 highest paid Korean actresses.
1. JUN JI-HYUN
This actress made her debut as a model for a fashion magazine at the age of 15. She got tremendous fame after being cast for the 2001 movie, ‘My Sassy Girl’. JUN JI-HYUN always earns many compliments for her performances in drama series and currently is one of the top actresses in South Korea. She is paid 99,900 USD per episode.
2. LEE YOUNG-AE
This actress famously starred in the drama Dae Jang Geum. LEE YOUNG-AE is sparkling as ever. Her personal life is the target of admiration from Koreans. It is very difficult to find someone who doesn’t like her beauty and acting. She is paid 90,700 USD per episodes.
3. SONG HYE-KYO
This actress has starred in many popular dramas, among which Autumn in My Heart and Descendants of the Sun are her most successful films. She is paid 54,400 USD per episode.
4. CHOI JI-WOO
This actress has starred in lots of dramas with many different roles, but she very well knows her parts in Winter Sonata and Stairway to Heaven. Most of the fans were excited to watch her make a cameo in the 2020 drama series Crash Landing on You. She is paid 46,000 USD per episodes
5. Ha JI-WON
This actress made her debut playing the villain role but her fantastic acting made her capable to get as much attention as the lead actresses. In 2010, she and Hyun Bin played the leads in Secret Garden, setting several records for drama series that still stands to this day. She is paid 45,000 USD per episodes.
6. KIM TAE-HEE
This actress’s beauty is unchanging throughout the years. She graduated from Seoul National University which proves that she is gifted with both wits and beauty. She is paid 37,000 USD per episodes.
7. GONG HYO-JIN
This actress is known as one of the most talented actresses in South Korea. The drama series in which she had starred have all been successful. She is also known as “Queen of Ratings”. Last year she and Kang Ha-neul played the leads in When the Camellia Blooms. Both of them got the “Best Couple Award”, and the actress had won the prestigious Grand Prize. She is paid 36,500 USD per episodes.
8. PARK BO-YOUNG
This actress is known for her extraordinary acting skills. She is so good that she scoops up awards after almost every role. many people like her drama series Oh My Ghost. She is paid 27,300 USD per episodes.
9. SHIN MIN-A
This actress’s acting skills are top class. Many loved her drama Oh My Venus, where she and So Ji Sub played the leads. She is also famous for the drama My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox. Her relationship with Kim Woo Bin is trending nowadays. She is paid 27,000 USD per episodes.
10. PARK SHIN-HYE
Her career started at a young age and she would appear in commercials and TV dramas as a child actress. This actress’s first drama series was Stairway to Heaven. She played Choi Ji-Woo’s character as a young girl and that performance gave her “Best Young Actress” at the 2003 SBS Drama Awards. She is paid 22,700 USD per episodes.