What does salary mean?

Definitions for salary
ˈsæl ə risalary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. salary(Noun)

    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.

  2. salary(Verb)

    To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.

  3. Origin: From salarium, from sal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salary(adj)

    saline

  2. Salary(noun)

    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

  3. Salary(verb)

    to pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position

  4. Origin: [L. salarius.]

Freebase

  1. Salary

    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

  1. Salary

    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]

Editors Contribution

  1. salary

    A quantity of money for employment completed.

    A salary is normally paid monthly.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2349

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salary' in Nouns Frequency: #1412

How to pronounce salary?

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How to say salary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of salary in a Sentence

  1. Perry Wander:

    It’s not enough to apologize and step away from your business, convert a yoga studio to a nonprofit and still draw a salary and be worth $500 million.

  2. Valentin Popov:

    The starting (monthly) salary of a policeman and a fire-fighter is only 662 levs ($383) before taxes. The minimum and the average wage in the country rose by more than 50 percent in the last eight or nine years while the salaries in the interior ministry rose by only 15 percent in the same period.

  3. Illinois House:

    This is one of the things that he complained about as a candidate, it’s easy enough for the governor to [instead] come in before the legislature and say ‘I’d like to increase the size of the appropriation in the governor’s office because I want to hire people that I think are qualified, and I’d like to pay them an appropriate salary.’.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe:

    We're not seeing increases in delinquencies yet, there's likely salary continuation among laid-off workers in the oil sector. There are many two-earner families. That sustains people in a downturn.

  5. Marcelo Goncalves Campos:

    You'll see someone working in degrading conditions, with an exhausting work schedule, eating one meal a day, while they don't receive any form of salary or a very small one, because their food and tools are discounted.

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