Payment for services to a worker, usually remuneration on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.
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Girls perform better in school (though this does not, seemingly, result in higher wages).
Around the world, they are held in high esteem, paid professional wages, and often granted tenure in their jobs.How Maurice Tomlinson Was Outed in Jamaica—and Forced Into Exile|Jay Michaelson|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Friday, the stock market hit new highs—even as wages were stagnating.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harping about a Republican war on women while wages stagnate and growth sputters is trivial and desperate.
Annual wages range from $10,000-$13,000, well below the poverty line of $23,000 for a family of four.
All possibility of a general increase of wages depended on the relation of available capital to the numbers of the working men.
It did not in any way affect prices or wages, which were rendered neither greater nor less thereby.
And with these, and the society of Jane on board-wages, Black Sheep was left alone for a month.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Or what if I do not fish at all, but get my roast fish by paying for it a part of the wages I receive for working in a saw mill?
Given that, you can see at once the reason for the wages paid and the full measure of the payment.