SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean part-time workers saw their hourly wage jump more than 11 percent on-year in the first quarter to exceed the legal floor of 5,580 won (US$5.19), a poll showed Monday.
The average hourly wage of part-timers came to 6,910 won in the January-March period, up 11.3 percent from a year earlier, showed the survey conducted by Alba.co.kr, a Seoul-based online job portal. The average monthly income came to 682,099 won.
The poll was conducted on 9,091 people aged 15 and older across the nation.
Part-timers in their 30s received the highest hourly wage of 8,075 won, while those in their 60s earned the lowest of 5,949 won, although the weekly working hours for each group came to 24.5 hours and 31.5 hours, respectively.
Part-time workers in their 50s posted the highest monthly income of 900,000 won, trailed by those in their 30s with 858,470 won and in their 60s with 814,286 won. Those in their 40s earned 796,703 won, followed by workers in their 20s with 643,157 won. Teenagers only made an average of 479,784 won per month.
Male part-timers chalked up a monthly income of 766,667 won, with female workers earning 613,725 won.
Part-timers with consulting and marketing-related jobs earned the highest monthly wage of 1.01 million won, while restaurant servers posted the lowest amount of 547,662 won, according to the findings.