The income received by a single individual.
ETYM French salaire, Latin salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, from salarius belonging to salt, from sal salt. Related to Salt.
The recompense paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for work accomplished; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month.
Pay, usually of nonmanual workers, often expressed in annual terms. A teacher's salary might be 15,000 per year, for example. Salaried workers are most unlikely to receive overtime payments though they may receive bonuses. Although they are contracted to work for a specific number of hours per week, they are usually expected to work longer hours, sufficient to do the job to a satisfactory standard.