Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “payroll”

See all translations

payroll

noun
 
 
/ˈpeɪrəʊl/
[C] HR a list of the employees of a company showing how much each one earns: The company is growing fast, and increasing the number of staff on its payroll.
[C] HR, ECONOMICS the total number of people employed by a company, or in an economy: The reduction in temporary hiring has led to the second successive month of falling payrolls.
[C, usually singular, or U] ACCOUNTING the total amount of money paid to the employees of a particular company: payroll costs They operate with a strict $80 million payroll. On average, firms pay 10.45% of payroll into final salary pensions. The first thing the company must do to get out of trouble is to cut its payroll.
[U] HR the activity of managing the money that is paid to employees: payroll administration/records/system His work is to manage the billing and payroll.
be on the payroll HR to be employed by a particular company: The company yesterday confirmed that she was no longer on its payroll as a paid consultant.
(Definition of payroll from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of payroll?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “payroll” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More