salary

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, generous, good, handsome, high, huge, large, top

Top salaries are liable for a higher rate of tax.

six-figure, seven-figure, etc.
low, meagre/meager, modest, small
competitive, decent, reasonable
average, median (AmE)
annual, monthly, yearly
base (esp. AmE), basic (BrE)
minimum
gross, net
starting
final

Your pension will be based on a proportion of your final salary.

current
severance (AmE) (usually severance pay in BrE and AmE)

He is entitled to one year of severance salary.

pensionable (BrE)
tax-free
VERB + SALARY
pay (sb)
command, earn, receive

US tech workers command six-figure salaries.

draw

Mr Kerry continued to draw his salary during the time of his absence.

boost, increase, raise

She raised his salary to $36 000.

cut, slash
double, triple
SALARY + VERB
increase, rise (BrE)
SALARY + NOUN
package

The position is rewarded with a generous salary package.

hike (esp. AmE), increase, raise (AmE), rise (BrE)

The school district gave teachers a 12% salary increase.

cut
level
review
band (BrE), grade, range
cap

The salary cap will be set at $49.5 million.

scale, structure
bill (esp. BrE), costs
PREPOSITION
on a salary

It's impossible to bring up a family on such a low salary.

PHRASES
an increase in salary, a raise in salary (AmE), a rise in salary (BrE)
a cut in salary, a drop in salary (BrE)

Workers are being asked to take a cut in salary.


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  • Salary — Sal a*ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salaried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salarying}.] To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — sal·a·ry n pl ries: fixed compensation paid regularly for services sal·a·ried adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. salary …   Law dictionary

  • salary — (n.) mid 14c., compensation, payment, whether periodical, for regular service or for a specific service; from Anglo Fr. salarie (late 13c.), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium salary, stipend, originally soldier s allowance for the purchase of salt …   Etymology dictionary

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, n.; pl. {Salaries}. [F. salaire, L. salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}.] The recompense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — *wage or wages, stipend, pay, hire, emolument, fee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salary — [n] money paid for work done bacon*, bread*, earnings, emolument, fee, hire, income, pay, payroll, recompense, remuneration, scale, stipend, take, take home*, wage, wages; concept 344 Ant. debt …   New thesaurus

  • salary — ► NOUN (pl. salaries) ▪ a fixed regular payment made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white collar worker. ORIGIN Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier s allowance to buy salt, from sal salt …   English terms dictionary

  • salary — [sal′ə rē, sal′rē] n. pl. salaries [ME salarie < L salarium, orig., money for salt (as part of Roman soldier s pay) < sal, SALT] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services, esp. when clerical or professional SYN. WAGE …   English World dictionary

  • salary — Regular wages and benefits an employee receives from an employer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * salary sal‧a‧ry [ˈsæləri] noun salaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES money that you receive as payment from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Salary — A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic… …   Wikipedia

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