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noun [S]
/weɪdʒ/ (also wages [plural]) HR, WORKPLACE
an amount of money that is paid, usually every week, to an employee for their work: a daily/hourly/weekly wage This deal represents an hourly wage rate of $9.83.a high/low wage We pay the highest wages of any theatrical employer in the world.earn/get a wage Some college education is required to earn a decent wage in the United States.a wage cut/increase/rise The employees accepted a 4% wage rise. If you are a good employer, you will pay a fair wage. His 15 stores employ 200 workers at an average wage of $7.40 an hour.fair/good/low wages They provided fair wages and steady jobs. → Compare salary
→ See also basic wage, guaranteed wage, living wage, minimum wage, money wages, real wages
(Definition of wage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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