Business Dictionary :
Wage : noun : money paid (usually in cash each week) to a worker for work done
• She is earning a good wage.
• He is getting good wages in the supermarket.
= normal pay without any extra payments
• The basic wage is £110 a week. But you can expect to earn more than that with overtime.
or Wage per Hour
= amount of money paid for an hour's work
= lowest hourly wage which a company can legally pay its workers
= changes made to wages
= asking for an increase in wages
= office worker who deals with the pay of other workers
= differences in salary between workers in similar types of jobs
or Freeze on Wages
= period when wages are not allowed to increase
= rates of pay for different types of work
= discussions between management and workers about pay
= envelope containing money and pay slip
= government policy on what percentage increases should be paid to workers
= situation where price rises encourage higher wage demands which in turn make prices rise
= list of wages showing different rates of pay for different jobs in the same company
: The term wages is more usual when referring to money earned. But the term wage is used before other nouns.
: person who earns money paid weekly in a job
: the wage-earning population = people who have jobs and earn money
: European economies are being held back by rigid labour markets and wage structures. (Duns Business Month)
: Real wages have been held down dramatically. They have risen at an annual rate of only 1% in the last two years. (Sunday Times)
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