salary Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “salary” in the English Dictionary

"salary" in British English

See all translations

salarynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsæl.ər.i/  us   /ˈsæl.ɚ.i/
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 £40,000 His net monthly salary is €2,500. 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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"salary" in American English

See all translations

salarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsæl·ə·ri/
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]  us   /ˈsæl·ə·rid/
All our salaried employees have agreed to take a pay cut.
(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"salary" in Business English

See all translations

salarynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsæləri/ (plural salaries)
HR, WORKPLACE the total amount of money that an employee is paid every year to do their job, or one of the payments they receive each month as part of this: an annual/a monthly salary Her annual salary exceeds €100,000.be on a salary of sth He must be on a salary of at least $90,000.pay sb a salary of sth I was being paid a salary of around $75,000. earn/get a salary high/low salarysalary increase/cut Employees say they expect salary cuts of 13% or more. Your starting salary will be in line with your previous experience.on (a) salary I have six more months on salary after I step down. He earns about $1.2 million in salary and benefits at the bank. a competitive salary
(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “salary”
in Korean 봉급…
in Arabic مُرَتَّب…
in Malaysian gaji…
in French salaire…
in Russian оклад, заработная плата…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薪資,薪水…
in Italian stipendio…
in Turkish maaş, aylık, ücret…
in Polish pensja…
in Spanish sueldo, salario…
in Vietnamese tiền lương…
in Portuguese salário…
in Thai เงินเดือน…
in German das Gehalt…
in Catalan sou…
in Japanese 給料, 給与, 月給…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薪金,薪水…
in Indonesian gaji…
What is the pronunciation of salary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“salary” in American English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More