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Should Obligatory Community/Military Service Be Introduced?
Conscripted soldiers are treated badly and underpaid.
Salaries under conscription are often far lower than minimum wage, and certainly lower than for career officers. This is because it is
to sufficiently pay the soldiers.
Minimum wage in South Korea was about $5.15 in 2015. The wages of conscripted soldiers were
than minimum wage since a Private got $120, a Private First Class got $130, a Corporal got $143 and a Sergeant got $159 every month.