base pay


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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Robbins will be paid $675,000 per year in base pay starting in July, with automatic 3.5 percent pay increases annually after that. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "University of Arizona wants to buy house for its president, contrary to other two schools," 1 June 2018 At some traditional companies, compensation tended to be a combination of base pay and overtime. Theo Francis, WSJ, "Best-Paying Industry? It’s Not Banking," 25 May 2018 Duke new return reports Krzyzewski’s pay as: ►$2,673,733 in base pay, an amount virtually unchanged from the amount reported for him for 2015. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, "Mike Krzyzewski's total compensation from Duke in 2016 was just over $7 million," 16 May 2018 With her contract set to expire at the end of the year, Sculley could receive as much as $100,000 on top of her annual base pay that increased to $475,000 in 2018. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "Mayor, council set goals and expectations for Sculley and her 2018 bonus," 27 Mar. 2018 As for firefighter paramedics, base pay ranges from $69,895 to $95,414 with similar pension and insurance contributions. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein spent more than $800,000 on firefighter overtime last year, well above nearby agencies," 2 Apr. 2018 In a government document filed last month, GM listed Suryadevara's annual base pay as $900,000. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "This is how much money GM's 1st female CFO could earn," 6 July 2018 The 10 occupations with the lowest year-over-year growth in median base pay for full-time employment are as follows: Professor: $86,166, down 3.3%. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Here Are the 10 Jobs With the Fastest Pay Growth," 22 May 2018 The firing comes a year after Zenger received a four-year extension on his contract, through June 2021, and an increase in base pay to $700,000 a year. Houston Chronicle, "Kansas fires athletic director Sheahon Zenger," 21 May 2018

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of base pay

: 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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