wage earner


Definition of wage earner

: a person who works for wages or salary

Examples of wage earner in a Sentence

Most wage earners were not affected by the income tax increase.
Recent Examples on the Web Underscoring his lack of a contribution was that Mokotjo was a $1 million-plus wage earner for FC Cincinnati last season, according to Major League Soccer Players Association data. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 18 Jan. 2022 The electric car revolution in Europe has made a strong start with many impressive technical achievements, but to become sustainable the industry must start producing vehicles for the average wage earner. Neil Winton, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 The same program would provide a middle-class family with one wage earner much less, about $3,100 a month. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Meanwhile, the average San Diego County wage earner took home just under $66,000. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 This perception of life insurance could result in Black Americans not purchasing enough coverage to provide income replacement or enable wealth transfer, two key ways life insurance can benefit loved ones after a wage earner dies. NBC News, 20 July 2021 Outside the Delhi government-run hospital, 50-year-old daily-wage earner Prem Nath and his wife Asha Devi, 48, stood waiting for the bus to get back to their home in Dwarka, West Delhi. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 11 Mar. 2021 The institute’s work on Utah’s housing gap, backed by the Salt Lake Chamber, has highlighted what experts and elected leaders on Capital Hill say is a shortage in Utah of at least 53,000 homes affordable for the average wage earner. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 A quarter of the families received public assistance and 10% had no full-time wage earner. Susan Pinker, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wage earner

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Wage earner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wage%20earner. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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