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salarynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsæl.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
B1 a ​fixedamount of ​moneyagreed every ​year as ​pay for an ​employee, usually ​paiddirectly into his or her ​bankaccount every ​month: an annual salary of £40,000 His ​net monthly salary is €2,500. She's onquite a good/​decent salary in her ​presentjob. He took a ​drop in (= ​accepted a ​lower) salary when he ​changedjobs. a ten ​percent salary increase
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(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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salarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsæl·ə·ri/
aa ​fixedamount of ​moneypaid to someone for the ​work the ​person is ​employed to do, esp. the ​amountpaid 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 ​paycut.
(Definition of salary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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salarynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsæləri/ (plural salaries)
HR, WORKPLACE the ​totalamount 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 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…
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