incentive pay


noun

additional pay, a higher wage, or a bonus paid to promote the productivity of an employee.

Nearby words

  1. incense-tree,
  2. incensory,
  3. incent,
  4. incenter,
  5. incentive,
  6. incentive travel,
  7. incentively,
  8. incentivize,
  9. incept,
  10. inception

Origin of incentive pay

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called incentive wage.

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