Employees at top 100 local companies by market cap are making an average salary of 54 million won, or some 50 thousand U.S. dollars according to Job Korea.
The highest average salary comes from SK Innovation, an energy company, at about 86-and-a-half-thousand dollars, followed by Meritz Securities, S-Oil, SK Telecom, and NH Investment & Securities.
The data by the employment website also showed a large gap between genders.
For men, the highest paying companies on average were Meritz Securities and SK Innovation at 101-thousand dollars and 95 thousand, respectively.
Women got the biggest salaries from Naver and SK Innovation at 63 thousand and 60 thousand.