Do Kpop Idols Get Paid Monthly. Thus they get paid out of the gate. Koreans are all about hard work.
Nickhun must split everything with the exception of drama roles and jobs in his homeland Thailand. YouTube star and former K-pop idol Grazy Grace uploaded her video This Is How Much I Made As a Kpop Artist In 3 Years revealing that during her three years as a K-pop idol she earned 0 from the music itself and less than US500 S67488 in total for other activitiesShe shared that she and her fellow K-pop idol friends had to get part time jobs even after years in the industry in order. Koreans are all about hard work.
As far as getting paid to perform for the music shows they do get paid but its not enough its the exposure that they get from performing that they want which drive up popularity and sales.
However being a Kpop idol is more than just having good looks and amazing talent. The artist do not make a lot of money from album sales because the market is small and piracy is very much rampant in south korea. Thus they get paid out of the gate. I would assume all of the big 3 do this.