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10 of the highest-paid K-drama actors

Kim Soo-hyun

For splendid performance in the well-received It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), for which he was reportedly paid around US$ 155,000 per episode.

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Song Joong-ki

The 35-year-old was reportedly paid around US$ 170,000 per episode for Vincenzo, making him one of the highest-paid Korean actors.

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Hyun Bin

According to estimates, he commands upwards of US$ 113,000 per episode. This is indeed a rapid rise from the US$ 27,000 per episode he earned for Secret Garden.

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So Ji-sub

The most recent estimate of his per-episode fees is reportedly US$ 90,000.

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Jo In-sung

Reports suggest that he is paid around US$ 90,000 per episode. Till last year, he reportedly made US$ 67,000 per episode.

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Jun Ji-hyun

The first Korean ambassador of luxury fashion label Alexander McQueen, Jun reportedly earned around US$ 85,000 per episode as of 2020.

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Lee Min-ho

Already a famous face for brands, the popularity of Lee Min-ho has reportedly translated into US$ 80,000 per episode thus making him one of the highest-paid Korean drama actors

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Lee Seung-gi

Reports suggest that he earns around US$ 60,000 per episode.

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Ji Chang-wook

He reportedly charges approximately US$ 50,000 per episode.

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Song Hye-kyo

she is believed to be earning more than US$ 40,000 per episode, Korean entertainment show TMI News estimates that she charges around US$ 760,000 for product endorsement

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