base pay

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of base pay

: a rate or amount of pay for a standard work period, job, or position exclusive of additional payments or allowances

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First Known Use of base pay

1862


BASE PAY Defined for English Language Learners

base pay

noun

Definition of base pay for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of money paid to someone for work at a job that does not include any additional payments for bonuses, overtime, etc.


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