salary

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

Definition of salary 

: fixed compensation paid regularly for services

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Other Words from salary

salaried \ˈsal-rēd, ˈsa-lə-ˌrēd \ adjective

Examples of salary in a Sentence

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

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Using Census Bureau numbers, the Brookings Institution’s The Hamilton Project compares salaries and accounts for local cost of living. Kevin Richert, idahostatesman, "Think teacher salaries are low in Idaho? This study confirms it.," 12 July 2018 At the time, Mr. Lhota intended to retain at least one paid outside board job and his full-time post as a senior vice president and lobbyist for a major hospital network, NYU Langone Health, with an annual salary of $1.6 million. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Ethics Panel Relented After MTA Chair Pushed Back, Emails Show," 28 June 2018 But he's been in public service for the last two decades and living on a judge's salary for the last 12 years. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Kavanaugh's baseball debts: Why the nominee's opponents are striking out," 13 July 2018 The annual salary in 2018 for a circuit court judge is $220,600, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. NBC News, "Kavanaugh ran up credit card debt buying Washington Nationals season tickets," 12 July 2018 The larger challenge with pay parity comes well after its instituted, of course, when managers need to negotiate salaries for new hires. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "The Rise And Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey," 11 July 2018 Judge Kavanaugh has been on the D.C. circuit for 12 years, and previously served as a White House staffer in the George W. Bush administration, with a salary in 2005 of $161,000. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "Disclosures Show Modest Finances for Supreme Court Nominee," 11 July 2018 El Cajon’s DiMaggio, 48, starts his new job on Aug. 13 at a salary of just over $200,000. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "El Cajon's new assistant city manager? His last name is DiMaggio. Yes, that DiMaggio," 10 July 2018 The Washington Post also reported that Pruitt pressured aides to find a job for his wife with a salary of at least $200,000. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Scott Pruitt, Trump’s scandal plagued EPA chief, has resigned," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of salary

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salary

Middle English salarie, from Anglo-French, from Latin salarium pension, salary, from neuter of salarius of salt, from sal salt — more at salt

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starting salary

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salary

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salary

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

salary

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

Kids Definition of salary

: a fixed amount of money paid regularly for work done

salary

noun
sal·a·ry
plural salaries

Legal Definition of salary 

: fixed compensation paid regularly for services

Other Words from salary

salaried adjective

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