Regular wages and benefits an employee receives from an employer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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salary sal‧a‧ry [ˈsæləri] noun salaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
money that you receive as payment from the organization you work for, usually paid to you every month:

• She's on a salary of £28,000 a year.

• This is my first increase in salary.

ˌbasic ˈsalary also ˌbase ˈsalary HUMAN RESOURCES
your salary before extra money such as bonus Es and commission (= extra money you get when you make a sale ) is added to it:

• On top of the basic salary there are numerous other benefits.

ˌgross ˈsalary HUMAN RESOURCES TAX
your salary before tax has been taken from it
your salary after tax has been taken from it
ˈstarting ˌsalary HUMAN RESOURCES
the salary you get for doing a job when you first start doing it:

• Your starting salary will be in the range of £15,000.

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salary UK US /ˈsæləri/ noun [C or U] (plural salaries)
HR, WORKPLACE the total amount of money that an employee is paid every year to do their job, or one of the payments they receive each month as part of this: an annual/a monthly salary »

Her annual salary exceeds €100,000.

be on a salary of sth »

He must be on a salary of at least $90,000.

pay sb a salary of sth »

I was being paid a salary of around $75,000.


earn/get a salary


high/low salary

salary increase/cut »

Employees say they expect salary cuts of 13% or more.


Your starting salary will be in line with your previous experience.

on (a) salary »

I have six more months on salary after I step down.


He earns about $1.2 million in salary and benefits at the bank.


a competitive salary

See also AVERAGE SALARY(Cf. ↑average salary), BASE SALARY(Cf. ↑base salary), BASIC SALARY(Cf. ↑basic salary), FINAL-SALARY(Cf. ↑final-salary), NET SALARY(Cf. ↑net salary), STARTING SALARY(Cf. ↑starting salary)
See Note INCOME(Cf. ↑income)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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