Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “salary”

salary

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsæl.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/
B1 a fixed amount of money agreed every year as pay for an employee, usually paid directly into his or her bank account every month: an annual salary of £20,000 His net monthly salary is £1,500. She's on quite a good/decent salary in her present job. He took a drop in (= accepted a lower) salary when he changed jobs. a ten percent salary increase
Compare
Earning money and money earned
(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of salary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “salary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More