A salary is an amount of money that is paid to an employee of a company on a yearly or monthly basis. This is different from an hourly wage, which is an amount a person makes per hour. Salaried workers usually receive a paycheck every two weeks, often on Friday, or they are regularly paid twice a month on particular dates.
Monica receives her salary on the 15th and the 28th of every month.
A portion of her salary goes towards taxes and savings.
Kevin is paid a good salary as an office manager.
The company pays his salary through direct deposit every other Friday.
Workers at the company say their salaries are too low.
It’s not polite to ask about a person’s salary. ("How much do you make per year?")
People who live on the east coast or the west coast of the United States generally receive higher salaries than people who live in the midwest.
Ron says he’d rather be paid an hourly wage than a salary because he can make more money that way.
If you don’t like your salary, you can try to find a different job.
If you apply for a mortgage, a credit card, or a loan, you’ll have to report your salary on the application form.
They’re very happy with their salaries!
Note: Because the average worker puts in 2000 hours of labor per year, a salaried worker can calculate the hourly wage by dividing the amount of the salary by 2000.