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Words used to describe wages and salaries

earnings-related

adjective

relating to the amount of money that you earn, or calculated according to the amount of money that you earn

gross

adjective

a gross amount of money is the total amount before taxes or costs have been taken out

hourly

adverb

someone who is paid hourly is paid an amount of money for each hour of work

low-paid

adjective

not receiving or offering much pay

net

adjective

a net amount of money is the total amount after taxes or costs have been removed

overpaid

adjective

being paid more money than you deserve for the work that you do

overpay

verb

to pay someone more money than they deserve for the work that they do

pay

verb

to give someone their salary

pay

verb

if a job pays a particular amount of money, you get that amount for doing it

per diem

adverb

used after an amount of money to mean ‘for each day’

remunerative

adjective

providing payment or other rewards for work that has been done

salaried

adjective

paid a fixed amount of money for your job, for example each month or year

unpaid

adjective

unpaid work is work that you are not paid for

well-paid

adjective

a well-paid person receives a good amount of money for work

well-paid

adjective

a well-paid job pays a lot of money

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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