The Korean Actors and Broadcasting Worker’s Union divided the actors from grade 6 to grade 18 (similar to America’s A-list, B-list, etc. actors).
Here are the 5 highest-paid male actors per episode.
1. Bae Yong Joon (for The Legend)
Bae Yong Joon is the toppst in the charts with his amazing ₩250 million KRW (about $228,123 USD) per episode for The Legend.
2. Song Joong Ki (for Arthdal Chronicles)
Song Joong Ki warned ₩180 million KRW (approximately $164,250 USD) per episode for the highly funded Arthdal Chronicles.
3. Lee Byung Hun (for Mr. Sunshine)
Lee Byung Hun earned around ₩150 million KRW (about $136,874 USD) per episode for the groundbreaking Mr. Sunshine.
4. Lee Seung Gi (for Vagabond)
Lee Sung Gi also earned ₩120 million KRW~₩130 million KRW ($109,499 USD~$118,624 USD) per episode for his series, Vagabond.
5. Lee Jong Suk (for While You Were Sleeping)
Lee Jong Suk earned a whopping ₩120 million KRW~₩130 million KRW which is about $109,499 USD~$118,624 USD per episode for the hit While You Were Sleeping.