Definitions for salaryˈsæl ə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sal•a•ryˈsæl ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.
a fixed compensation paid periodically to a person for regular work or services.
Origin of salary:
1350–1400; ME salarie < AF < L salārium soldier or official's salary, presumably orig. money for salt = sal-, s. of sāl salt + -ārium -ary
wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(noun)
something that remunerates
"wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
salary(noun)ˈsæl ə ri
the amount sb is paid for their job each month or year
a monthly/annual salary; They pay him a high/low salary.
A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
Origin: From salarium, from sal
the recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire
to pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position
A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic basis. From the point of a view of running a business, salary can also be viewed as the cost of acquiring human resources for running operations, and is then termed personnel expense or salary expense. In accounting, salaries are recorded in payroll accounts. Salary is a fixed amount of money or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. Salary is commonly paid in stages at fixed intervals, for example, monthly payments of one-twelfth of the annual salary. Salary is determined by market pay rates for people doing similar work in similar industries in the same region. Salary is also determined by the pay rates and salary ranges established by an individual employer. Salary is also affected by the number of people available to perform the specific job in the employer's employment locale.
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Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2349
Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Nouns Frequency: #1412
Translations for salary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fixed, regular usually monthly payment for work
Secretarial salaries in London are quite high.
- salárioPortuguese (BR)
- das GehaltGerman
- løn; -lønDanish
- वेतन, तनखाहHindi
- تنخا، معاشPashto
- заработная плата;окладRussian
- aylık, maaşTurkish
- 薪資Chinese (Trad.)
- платня, плата; окладUkrainian
- tiền lươngVietnamese
- 薪水Chinese (Simp.)
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