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earnings differentialnoun [C]

uk   us   (also pay differential) ECONOMICS, HR
the difference in ​pay between two ​jobs with different ​responsibilities or between ​employees with different ​qualifications or ​experience: There is a ​growing earningsdifferential between high-school and college ​graduates.
the difference in ​pay between two ​people doing the same ​job or similar ​jobs: Actors are once again angered by the ​paydifferential between the famous and less famous in their ​profession.
(Definition of earnings differential from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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