LEVEL REQUIREMENTS MONTHLY PAY
(MILLION KRW)
Metropolitan City Province
Busan
Incheon
Other
Cities
Jeju Others
1+ • 2 consecutive years as Level 1 within the same Provincial Office of Education (POE) 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7
1 • 2 years of teaching experience with one of the following:
- Master's degree
- Teacher's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hours) Certificate
- Bachelor's degree in Education or English Language/
Literature or Linguistics
• Contract renewal as Level 2+within the same POE
2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5
2+ • Master's degree in any discipline, with Bachelor's in Education or English Language/Literature or Linguistics
• Master's degree in Education or English Language/
Literature or Linguistics, with Bachelor's in any discipline
• 1 year of full time teaching experience with one of the following:
- Master's degree in any discipline
- Teacher's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hours) Certificate
- Bachelor's degree in Education or English Language/
Literature or Linguistics
• Contract renewal as Level 2 within the same POE
2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
2 • Teacher's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hours) Certificate
• Bachelor's degree in Education or English Language/ Literature
• One year full time teaching experience with Bachelor's degree in any discipline
• Master's degree in any discipline
2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
3 • Bachelor's degree in any discipline 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1

"English" includes English literature, English composition and other English majors, but not Journalism or English History.
All EPIK teachers receive the same benefits regardless of their levels.
The amount of Provincial pay varies depending on the location within the POE and the number of schools taught.


LEVEL REQUIREMENTS MONTHLY PAY
(MILLION KRW)
S One of the following:
- A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus seven (7) full years of teaching English
- A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least seven (7) full years
- Be hired to work as a curriculum developer with Doctoral degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education
3.0
A One of the following:
- A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus four (4) full years of teaching English
- A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least four (4) full years
2.7
B One of the following:
- A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
- A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least three (3) full years
- Employed as Level D at the SMOE for three (3) full years
2.6
C One of the following:
- A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus two (2) full years of teaching English
- A teacher’s certification with a specialization in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
- Employed as Level D at the SMOE for two (2) full years
2.5
D One of the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
- A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus one (1) full year of teaching English
- A teacher’s certification with a specialization in English Education plus two (2) full years of teaching English
- Employed as Level E at the SMOE for one (1) full year
2.4
E One of the following:
- A Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education
- One of the Level G requirements plus two (2) full years of teaching English
- Employed as Level F at the SMOE for one (1) full year
2.3
F One of the following:
- A Master’s degree in Education
- A teacher’s certification with a specialization in English Education
- One of the Level G requirements plus one (1) full year of teaching English
2.2
G One of the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Education
- A Bachelor’s degree in English, English Education, English Literature, or Linguistics
- A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline plus one (1) full year of teaching English
- A Master’s degree in any discipline
- A currently valid elementary or secondary teacher’s certification
- A TESOL/TEFL or English Teaching Certificate comprised of a minimum of 100 course hours
2.0
H A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
* SMOE prefer not to hire Level H
1.8
 
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