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 salary (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 Yankees traded Ottavino to the Sox in January, wanting to shed his $9 million salary. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 Only $4 million of his $12 million salary is guaranteed in 2021-22, but the Blazers will pick that up and utilize him as an asset. John Canzano, oregonlive, 4 June 2021 The cutoff on May 1, 2021, meant that Lindor got credit for only one month of his $22.3 million salary for this season. Brett Knight, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Besides, the Falcons are 30th in the NFL in cap space ($337,851) and can’t swap one $15 million salary for another. cleveland, 27 May 2021 If the Dolphins designate McCain as a June 1 release, waiting until next month to make his release official, the team can turn his entire $6.4 million salary into cap space. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 6 May 2021 As a result, Wichmann earned a cash incentive of $3.5 million to go with is $1.4 million annual salary. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 He will get paid a $1 million base salary plus $3 million in stock to advise CEO Jim Farley and Executive Chairman Bill Ford on strategic policy matters, according to Ford regulatory filings. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2021 That could preclude them from pursuing a free agent such as Shane Greene, who has closer experience but had a $6.25 million salary last season before proration. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2021

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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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9 Jun 2021

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“Salary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salary. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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 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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