Top 10 highest paid Korean Actresses (2021)

Know how much your favourite Korean Actresses earn


Kdramas have triggered a separate fan base in the world. Viewers are increasing every day. The acting, plot, actors & actresses are the cause of the expansion of Kdramas. Various actresses have contributed to the Korean Film Industry. We present you top 10 highest paid Korean actresses.

10. Park Shin Hye – $22,700/- episode

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Park Shin Hye is a Korean actress & singer. She has starred in various television dramas like You’re Beautiful, The Heirs & also in the award-winning Pinocchio. She is the only singer on our list of highest-paid Korean actresses.

9. Shin Min A – $27,000/- episode

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Shin Min A is a model & actress. Awarded as the beauty icon of the year Shi Min A has worked in various hit Korean dramas A love to Kill, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Oh My Venus & Tomorrow with You.

8. Park Bo Young – $27,300/- episode

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Park Bo Young is one of the leading Korean actresses. She has worked in many hit films like A Werewolf Boy, Scandal Makers, On Your Wedding Day & the famous television series Oh My Ghost.

7. Gong Hyo Jin – $36,500/- episode

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Gong Hyo Jin is a Korean actress & is also considered the Queen of romantic comedies. Gong Hyo Jin has starred in Crush & Blush, Thankyou, Pasta, The Greatest Love & many more romantic Korean dramas.

6. Kim Tae Hee – $37,000/- episode

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Kim Tae Hee is an actress & ranks sixth on our list of highest-paid Korean actresses. Stairway to Heaven, Love story in Harvard, My Princess are some of her well known Korean dramas.

5. Ha Ji Won – $45,000/- episode

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Jeon Hae Rim is a Korean actress better known by her stage name Ha Ji Won. She has worked in a variety of film genre. Damo, Hwang Jini & Empress Ki, Something happened in Bali & Secret Garden are some of her notable works.

4. Choi Ji Woo – $46,000/- episode

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Choi Ji Woo is a well known Korean actress. She ranks fourth on our list. Choi Ji Woo has worked in various Kdramas like Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven & Women with a Suitcase. She has won several rewards including Baeksang Arts Award.

3. Song Hye Kyo – $54,400/- episode

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Song Hye Kyo is a Korean actress. She is one of the most popular Korean actresses. Song Hye Kyo has been globally recognized for her work in television dramas like Autumn in My Heart, Descendants of the Sun & Full House.

2. Lee Young Ae – $90,700/- episode

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Lee Young Ae is an active & model. She has acted in various films & television series like First Kiss, One Fine Spring Day, Gangnam Beauty & many other Kdramas. She has been awarded several awards for her acting & is one of the tops Hallyu stars.

1. Jun Ji Hyun – $99,900/- episode


Jun Ji Hyun is a model & actress. She ranks number one on our list of the highest-paid Korean Actresses. My Sassy Girl, The Thieves, The Berlin File & Legend of the Blue Sea are some of her notable films. Currently, Jun Ji Hyun is starring in the Netflix series Kingdom.

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