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salary

noun [C]  /ˈsæl·ə·ri/ us  
aa fixed amount of money paid to someone for the work the person is employed to do, esp. the amount paid every year: a meager/generous salary Teachers’ salaries would rise an average of $1000 under the proposal.
salaried
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈsæl·ə·rid/ us  
All our salaried employees have agreed to take a pay cut.
Translations of “salary”
in Korean 봉급…
in Arabic مُرَتَّب…
in French salaire…
in Turkish maaş, aylık, ücret…
in Italian stipendio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薪資,薪水…
in Russian оклад, заработная плата…
in Polish pensja…
in Spanish salario…
in Portuguese salário…
in German das Gehalt…
in Catalan sou…
in Japanese 給料, 給与, 月給…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薪金,薪水…
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