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Wages and salaries - thesaurus

Synonyms

wage

noun

an amount of money that you earn for working, usually according to how many hours or days you work each week or month

salary

noun

a particular amount of money that you earn each month or year from your job

pay

noun

money that you receive for doing your job

income

noun

money that someone gets from working or from investing money

earnings

noun

the amount of money that you earn

living

noun

money that you earn to live on

minimum wage

noun

the smallest amount of money that an employer is legally allowed to pay a worker

performance-related pay

noun

pay that increases when you are successful at your job and that goes down when you are not successful

starvation wages

noun

a small amount of money that someone earns that is not enough for ordinary living

rise

noun

British a raise in pay

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advance

noun

a payment for work that is given before the work is complete

back pay

noun

money that is owed to someone who works for a company but that has not been paid yet

bread and butter

noun

informal something that provides your main income

compensation

noun

very formal money that someone receives for the work they do

double-dip

noun

American an act of double-dipping

earned income

noun

the money that you earn for doing your job, including your salary and any other payments that you receive

emolument

noun

very formal payment that you receive for your work

fixed income

noun

an income that does not change or get bigger over time

honorarium

noun

formal an amount of money that someone receives for work that would normally not be paid

living wage

noun

an income that is big enough for someone to have a normal standard of living

lost income

noun

money that you can no longer earn because you are sick, injured, or dead

money for old rope

money that you earn very easily without much work or effort

OTE

abbreviation

British on-target earnings: used, in advertisements for jobs, after an amount of money for showing how much an employee will earn if they work as well as their employer expects them to

package

noun

money and other benefits, for example a car, that someone gets from their employer

pay

noun

connected with pay

paycheck

noun

a check from your employer for work that you have done

paycheck

noun

the amount of money that you earn in your job

payday

noun

the day when you get your salary

pay envelope

noun

American an envelope that contains your salary

pay envelope

noun

American the amount of money that you earn

pay raise

noun

American an increase in your salary. The British word is pay rise

payroll

noun

a list of all the people that a company employs and the money that each of them earns

payroll

noun

the total amount of money paid by a company to the people it employs

pay scale

noun

a range of different amounts paid for a particular type of work, or for all types of work within an organization

payslip

noun

British a paystub

paystub

noun

American a piece of paper that you get from your employer when you are paid, showing how much money you have earned and how much tax has been taken away

piece rate

noun

a rate of pay by which you get a particular amount of money for each piece of work that you complete rather than for the amount of time it takes to do it

profit sharing

noun

a system by which all the people employed by a company get a share in the profits

progress payment

noun

a payment of part of the money agreed for a job when one part of the job is completed

raise

noun

American an increase in the amount of money that your employer pays you. The British word is rise.

remuneration

noun

formal payment or other rewards that you get for your work

revenue

noun

income from business activities or taxes

revenue stream

noun

the income that an organization gets from a particular activity

reward

noun

money that you receive for working

scale

noun

a list showing the amount of money that someone should be paid for a particular job, according to their qualifications, experience, etc.

take

noun

informal the amount of money that a business earns in a particular period of time

take-home pay

noun

the amount of pay that you receive after taxes and other amounts have been taken away

wage

noun

relating to wages

wage curve

noun

a line on a graph that shows the relationship between the average pay for workers in a region or industry and the rate of unemployment in that region or industry

wage differential

noun

a difference in pay between workers with different skills working in the same industry, or workers with similar skills working in different industries or regions

wage-packet

noun

British the amount of money that you receive for work that you have done

wage-packet

noun

British the envelope that contains your pay

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