noun, plural sal·a·ries.
Origin of salary
Examples from the Web for salary
They will still receive a salary if something is to happen to Ziad, but she is trying to make sure she saves as much as possible.
Yes, lawyers bill by the hour but are paid an annual salary—plus bonuses.
Clinkscales is still a cop, and made more than $100,000 in salary and overtime last year.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, he admitted—without disclosing his salary—that he wondered whether the paychecks were too good to last.
James and NBPA head Chris Paul have already suggested that it might be time to get rid of salary constraints altogether.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first-named of these are paid weekly with the workmen; the others receive their salary once a month.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams
He then specified the salary and commission to be paid, and engaged Mr. Feldman to draw the deed for the tenement house.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
And soon the young man's salary was increased—people liked to trade with him—customers came and asked that he might wait on them.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
Had it not been for Beatrice's salary it was difficult to see how the family could have continued to exist.Beatrice|H. Rider Haggard
During his absence his salary would be paid to his wife in Kabul.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for salary
late 13c., "compensation, payment," whether periodical, for regular service or for a specific service; from Anglo-French salarie, Old French salaire "wages, pay, reward," from Latin salarium "salary, stipend, pension," originally "salt-money, soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt," noun use of neuter of adjective salarius "pertaining to salt," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)). Japanese sarariman "male salaried worker," literally "salary-man," is from English.
"to pay a regular salary to," late 15c., from salary (n.). Related: Salaried, which as an adjective in reference to positions originally was contrasted with honorary; lately with hourly.