Singers average 46,740,000 won a year... 72% rise in three years

Article: Singers average 46,740,000 won a year... 72% rise in three years

Source: Yonhap News via Naver


2010: 26,970,000 won
2013: 46,740,000 won

Experts think it's because of the Hallyu market growing out into China and Japan and top stars making bank off of CF deals.


2010: 33,310,000 won
2013: 37,180,000 won


1. [+1,840, -37] This probably doesn't account for the huge amount of money they make under the table from performing at events. Even internet streamers make hundreds of thousands a year, this income report sounds like bullshit.

2. [+1,760, -20] Goo Hara bought her parents a home costing 1 billion won when she turned 21 years old... singers make a lot.

3. [+1,244, -17] Think of how many singers there are... that means the singers that we all know the names of are just the tip of the iceberg and probably make several billions more than the average... There are probably a lot of singers suffering right now.

4. [+217, -26] It honestly does make me jealous that a kid with no talent like Goo Hara can make all that money off of being called a singer; it only takes a little agency support since our country's music industry is so rock bottom...

5. [+161, -2] The career of being a singer itself is a huge gamble... you don't make it and your income is instantly $0

6. [+148, -2] This is only reported income ㅋㅋㅋ As you all know, there are a lot of under the table deals. Hard cash is just swallowed whole.

7. [+131, -2] No wonder all of our kids whether they have talent or not want to be idols

8. [+118, -3] Stats like this are pointless because there are obviously singers that make over $100,000 a year along with singers that make absolutely nothing... what would be more valuable are numbers on who made the highest and who made the lowest.. the average doesn't really tell you anything.