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base pay

pay received for a given work period, as an hour or week, but not including additional pay, as for overtime work.
Also called base salary, base wage.
Origin of base pay
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Besides the base pay of a man's rating there is extra money for men doing special work.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • Men in the Flying Corps get 50 per cent more than the base pay their rating calls for.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • We received a base pay each month and a flying pay for each month when we flew at least four hours.

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