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sal•a•ry(ˈsæl ə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
Salary and wages are both used to refer to the money paid to someone regularly for the work they do.
Professional people such as teachers are usually paid a salary. Their salary is the total amount of money that they are paid each year, although this is paid in twelve parts, one each month.
If someone gets money each week for the work they do, you refer to this money as their wages.
You can refer in a general way to the amount that someone earns as a wage.
You can also talk about someone's hourly, weekly, or monthly wage to mean the money that they earn each hour, week, or month.
Past participle: salaried
|Noun||1.||salary - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"|
combat pay - extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
found - food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
half-pay - reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
minimum wage - the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law
sick pay - wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
strike pay - money paid to strikers from union funds
take-home pay - what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc
regular payment - a payment made at regular times