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
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The tax-max wage worker earns at the taxable maximum for Social Security every year.
Shaukat was employed as a daily wage worker with the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), Punjab at that time and was earning Rs14,000 a month.
The persons having below matric level education have a preference to work as wage worker. The coefficient of the variable matric level education is negative which indicates that participants with high education level work in the informal sector however the low educated workers work as wage workers.
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For a 20-year-old minimum wage worker, the Abbott governments decision not to pass on the 0.5 per cent increase in compulsory super until 2021, means they will be $18,401 worse off in retirement.
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Joseph Gossman, the council called the current $5.15-an-hour minimum wage "immoral" because it is only half of the living wage North Carolinians need to make ends meet and the income of a full-time minimum wage worker, about $10,700, is $5,000 below the federal poverty level for a family of three.
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He concluded that even though they may lead to some job loss, "the steep wage increases make it less likely that families with a living wage worker will live in poverty, especially in cities where the law applies more broadly." The net effect, he concluded, is a modest decrease in family poverty.
Avakian said that the typical minimum wage worker today is not a teenager working in a part-time after-school job, but "a woman in her 30s working full time to support her family." But that woman would see little or no increase in her pay unless Oregon pegged the state minimum at a level adequate to keep a family of four out of poverty - $23,550 a year, or $11.32 an hour.
Determining how large an effect an increase in the minimum wage would have on family income involves calculating the percentage of family income attributed to each minimum wage worker. Table 6 presents the distribution of minimum wage workers by their share of family income contributed.