What does salary mean?

Definitions for salary
ˈsæl ə risala·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word salary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salarynoun

    something that remunerates

    "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

Wiktionary

  1. salarynoun

    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. salaryverb

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

  3. Etymology: From salarium, from sal

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Salarynoun

    1.Salarium, or salary, is derived from sal. Arbuthnot.

    Etymology: salaire, Fr. salarium, Latin.

    This is hire and salary, not revenge. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Several persons, out of a salary of five hundred pounds, have always lived at the rate of two thousand. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  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 view of running a business, salary can also be viewed as the cost of acquiring and retaining human resources for running operations, and is then termed personnel expense or salary expense. In accounting, salaries are recorded in payroll accounts.A 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 fixed intervals, for example, monthly payments of one-twelfth of the annual salary. Salaries are typically determined by comparing market pay-rates for people performing similar work in similar industries in the same region. Salary is also determined by leveling 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 (supply and demand).

ChatGPT

  1. salary

    A salary is a fixed amount of money or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. It is often expressed as an annual sum and paid in regular intervals, such as weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Salary does not depend on the number of hours worked and is not affected by the quantity or quality of the work performed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salaryadjective

    saline

  2. Salarynoun

    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. Salaryverb

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

  4. Etymology: [L. salarius.]

Wikidata

  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 fair, just, moderate and specific monthly amount of money an employer must officially pay to an employee for a form of employment agreed in the terms and agreement of an employment contract and the specific details of the relevant employment legislation relating to this type of employment cocreated by a local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government or international unity government that is empowered to create this type of legislation.

    A salary is an annual amount of money paid monthly.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SALARY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salary is ranked #109758 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Salary surname appeared 161 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Salary.

    86.9% or 140 total occurrences were Black.
    6.2% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.9% or 8 total occurrences were White.

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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

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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. Tulsi Gabbard:

    If we cannot work together through the regular order to keep the government funded and functioning then we should put our salaries to good use supporting causes that help people and nurture the communities who need it most, i intend to donate the salary I earn during the period that the government is shut down to charity.

  2. Laurie Berke-Weiss:

    If you have the ability to know what salary is being offered and know what others are earning, then you are in a position to advocate for yourself.

  3. Paul Chou:

    I took a very large salary pay cut to do this, in return for equity in a start-up that can be worth a lot someday.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    Professionalism isn't dependent on position or salary. It's about disagreeing without being uncivil.

  5. Fakhrul Salim:

    The top issue for me is that the salary that people get is not enough. Living costs are very high, food is very high.

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