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.

    Etymology: From salarium, from sal

  2. salary(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From salarium, from sal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salary(adj)

    saline

    Etymology: [L. salarius.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. salarius.]

  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

    Etymology: [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 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  

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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    Karen
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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. Dimitris Nomikos:

    My salary is not enough to cover even my basic needs. My students are starving, they are destroying the social security system ... I don't know if we will ever see our pensions.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The majority of employees gets more worry than their salary and to further add to their woes, the authority scares them to hurry to pay taxes on time or get penalty.

  4. Beah Richards:

    Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for So you can make a bigger salary than other people

  5. Juliet Nalumu:

    I now had a voice, a salary.

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