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"
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
Origin: [L. salarius.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sal′a-ri, n. a recompense for services: wages.—v.t. to pay a salary.—adj. Sal′aried, receiving a salary. [O. Fr. salarie (Fr. salaire, It. salario)—L. salarium, salt-money, sal, salt]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2349
Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Nouns Frequency: #1412
The numerical value of salary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of salary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
If total student loan debt at graduation is less than the annual starting salary, the borrower will be able to repay his or her student loans in ten years or less.
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
Everybody who aspires to high positions of leadership in their state and in their country should be willing to take unscreened, unrehearsed questions from the people who pay their salary.
Equity is less attractive to engineers in Kenya when weighed against salary, which is not surprising given the nature of the start-up space, availability of funding, and the Kenyan economy.
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- راتب, أجرArabic
- salariCatalan, Valencian
- salario, sueldoSpanish
- kiinteä palkka, kuukausipalkkaFinnish
- salaire, un salaireFrench
- tuarasdal, tuarastalScottish Gaelic
- שכר, משכורתHebrew
- मासिक वेतन, वेतन, तनख़्वाहHindi
- föst laun, kaup, launIcelandic
- salario, stipendioItalian
- サラリー, 給料Japanese
- 봉급, 임금, 급료Korean
- miz, muçe, mehane, مهعاش, meaşKurdish
- ݢاجي, ujrah, اجره, gajiMalay
- salaris, loonDutch
- wynagrodzenie, płaca, pensjaPolish
- заработная плата, зарплата, жалованиеRussian
- aylık, maaşTurkish
- traitmint, salåreWalloon
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