base pay

noun

Definition of base pay

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

1862

First Known Use of base pay

1862


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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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