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noun sal·a·ry \ˈsal-rē, ˈsa-lə-\

: an amount of money that an employee is paid each year

plural sal·a·ries

Full Definition of SALARY

:  fixed compensation paid regularly for services
sal·a·ried \-rēd\ adjective

Examples of SALARY

  1. She was offered a salary of $50,000 a year.
  2. Employees receive an annual increase in salary.

Origin of SALARY

Middle English salarie, from Anglo-French, from Latin salarium pension, salary, from neuter of salarius of salt, from sal salt — more at salt
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with SALARY

SALARY Defined for Kids


noun sal·a·ry \ˈsa-lə-rē, ˈsal-rē\
plural sal·a·ries

Definition of SALARY for Kids

:  a fixed amount of money paid regularly for work done


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