salary

noun
sal·​a·​ry | \ ˈsal-rē How to pronounce salary (audio) , ˈsa-lə- \
plural salaries

Definition of salary

: fixed compensation paid regularly for services

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Other Words from salary

salaried \ ˈsal-​rēd How to pronounce salaried (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The base salary in Nelson’s one-year contract is $750,000, which becomes $277,778 for a 60-game season. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Grant Dayton, Jimmy Nelson won’t get paychecks during MLB’s shortened season," 28 June 2020 And those who are paid monthly — such as DISD police officers or campus specialists, who have an average salary of $32,500. Dallas News, "Dallas school trustees clash over giving coronavirus ‘heroes’ raises," 26 June 2020 Leininger’s starting salary is $123,000, which is $10,000 more than Sylvester’s compensation. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood names Shawn Leininger as next director of planning and development," 24 June 2020 Meanwhile, the average police officer’s salary is nearly USD $70,000 annually, making these food conspiracy theories just one more example of police officers imposing their wills on marginalized and vulnerable people. refinery29.com, "All The Police Food Conspiracy Theories Are Putting Workers Of Colour At Risk," 19 June 2020 If the Pistons get him for less than $10 million, or whatever the NBA’s average salary is, that would be perfect. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons mailbag: Troy Weaver as GM? Could Detroit trade draft pick?," 17 June 2020 Job seekers who identified as Hispanic saw similar gains, the survey found, with average salary offers growing to $141,000 this year from $128,000 in 2019. David Uberti, WSJ, "Black and Hispanic Job Seekers Still Face Wage Gap in Tech," 17 June 2020 Wrestling coach Chris Pendleton’s first contract with Oregon State runs through 2025 and pays an annual salary of $165,000. oregonlive, "Oregon State awards wrestling coach Chris Pendleton with a 5-year, $825,000 contract," 15 June 2020 Such offset language, where the salary of any job taken within the term of the contract is subtracted from the remaining cost of the buyout, is common in college coaching contracts. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema files lawsuit against Razorback Foundation alleging it violated buyout agreement," 12 June 2020

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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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The first known use of salary was in the 13th century

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“Salary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salary. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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salary

noun
How to pronounce salary (audio)

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 How to pronounce salary (audio) , 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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