salary

noun sal·a·ry \ ˈsal-rē , ˈsa-lə- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of salary

plural salaries
: fixed compensation paid regularly for services

salaried

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

Examples of salary in a Sentence

  1. She was offered a salary of $50,000 a year.

  2. Employees receive an annual increase in salary.

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Origin and Etymology 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



SALARY Defined for English Language Learners

salary

noun

Definition of salary for English Language Learners

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


SALARY Defined for Kids

salary

noun sal·a·ry \ ˈsa-lə-rē , ˈsal-rē \

Definition of salary for Students

plural salaries
: a fixed amount of money paid regularly for work done

Law Dictionary

salary

noun sal·a·ry

legal Definition of salary

plural salaries
: fixed compensation paid regularly for services

salaried

adjective


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