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10 of the highest-paid K-drama actors 2022: Here is the list of the top 10 highest-paid actors. The Korean film industry is famous for its K drama Series all over the world.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actress

10 highest-paid K-drama Actor 2022

Actor NamePaid
Kim Soo-HyunUS$ 155,000 per episode.
Song Joong-kiUS$ 170,000 per episode
Hyun BinUS$ 113,000 per episode.
So Ji-subUS$ 90,000.
Jo In-sungUS$ 67,000 per episode.
Jun Ji-hyunUS$ 85,000 per episode
Lee Min-hoUS$ 80,000 per episode
Lee Seung-giUS$ 60,000 per episode
Ji Chang-wookUS$ 50,000 per episode
Song Hye-kyoUS$ 40,000 per episode
highest-paid K-drama Actor 2022

Highest-paid K-drama Actor 2022

Kim Soo-Hyun

Winner of two Grand Bell Awards, South Korea’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, 33-year-old Kim Soo-hyun is one of the biggest names in the world of Korean drama.

He was reportedly paid around US$ 155,000 per episode.

Song Joong-ki

Recently, he tasted critical and commercial success with Netflix’s Vincenzo (2021). The same year, he wowed critics with the epic sci-fi Netflix film, Space Sweepers.

The 35-year-old was reportedly paid around US$ 170,000 per episode.

Hyun Bin

One of the highest-paid Korean actors, Hyun Bin is counted among the best performers of his generation.

He commands upwards of US$ 113,000 per episode. This is indeed a rapid rise from the US$ 27,000 per episode.

So Ji-sub

According to reports, 43-year-old So Ji-sub was paid around US$ 67,000 per episode last year making him one of the highest-paid Korean drama actors. The most recent estimate of his per-episode fees is reportedly US$ 90,000.

Jo In-sung

His most recent work was Escape from Mogadishu (2021), which is currently the highest-grossing film (Korean or international) this year at the Korean box office.He reportedly made US$ 67,000 per episode.

Jun Ji-hyun

Popularly known as Gianna Jun, the 39-year-old is one of the biggest stars in Korean entertainment and the highest-paid female Korean actor. The first Korean ambassador of luxury fashion label Alexander McQueen, Jun reportedly earned around US$ 85,000 per episode as of 2020.

Lee Min-ho

Playing the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo, a young cheobol heir, in Korean drama Boys Over Flowers (2009), Lee Min-ho became a heartthrob of millions across Asia.US$ 80,000 per episode.

Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi is one of the few entertainers who is hailed as an actor, singer and show host, which is why he is famously called “triple threat”.Reports suggest that he earns around US$ 60,000 per episode.

Ji Chang-wook

The handsome Ji Chang-wook is among the most popular actors in K-dramas and among the highest-paid Korean drama actors. He reportedly charges approximately US$ 50,000 per episode.

Song Hye-kyo

Jun Ji-hyun, Song is one of the most celebrated female Korean actors of her generation and among the highest-paid Korean drama actors.she is believed to be earning more than US$ 40,000 per episode

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