wage earner


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wage earner

n.
1. One who works for wages.
2. One whose earnings support or help support a household.

wage earner

or

wage worker

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who works for wages, esp as distinguished from one paid a salary
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the person who earns money to support a household by working

wage′ earn`er


n.
a person who works for wages.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wage earner - someone who earn wages in return for their laborwage earner - someone who earn wages in return for their labor
breadwinner - one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents
double dipper - someone who draws two incomes from the government (usually by combining a salary and a pension)
garnishee - a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
jobholder - an employee who holds a regular job
Translations

wage earner

[ˈweɪdʒˌɜːnəʳ] nsalariato/a
the family wage earner → il sostegno economico della famiglia
References in periodicals archive ?
Counties where an average wage earner would need to spend the highest share of income to buy a median-priced home in Q1 2019 were Kings County (Brooklyn), New York (115.9 percent); New York County (Manhattan), New York (115.0 percent); Santa Cruz County, California (114.1 percent); Marin County, California in the San Francisco metro area (103.1 percent); and Maui County, Hawaii (100.7 percent).
Counties with median home prices requiring the lowest share of average wage earner income were Wayne County (Detroit) (13.5 percent); Clayton County, Ga.
"While the vast majority of housing markets are still affordable by their own historic standards, home prices are floating out of reach for average wage earners in a growing number of U.S.
Over time, the present system would transition to the new system, and each wage earner would finally possess and benefit from his own efforts.
Naturally one would hope that in a situation where any head of the family and a sole wage earner at that, has his or her future decided against a female employee whose husband is also in employment, that the head of family/sole wage earner would take precedence and be retained.
While the contestant can walk off with a whole year's salary as prize money, the wage earner who can convince them they have the highest salary also takes home pounds 3000.
According to the HRSDC study, the way to escape extreme poverty is to change the family situation--by introducing a second wage earner into the family.
In 9,300,000, or 75%, of one-earner households, the husband is the wage earner.
``He is the biggest wage earner at Grimsby for certain and they can't afford to keep him.
For example, survivors collect when a wage earner dies, easing their financial problems.
One's primary identification could be student or primary wage earner, and disability issues may or may not be prominent in service delivery.
Certainly, affordable housing is sorely needed - whether for young graduates getting first-time jobs and apartments or for growing families with only one full-time wage earner.