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Confusing Words > salary and wages
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

salary - a fixed amount of money agreed every year as pay for an employee, usually paid directly into his or her bank account every month


an annual salary of 35 000

Her net monthly salary is 2500.

a 5% salary increase

Paul's on quite a good salary in his present job.

To apply for a position please send your CV together with a covering letter or email stating your salary expectations to the person indicated.

Salary negotiation is asking for a salary increase, a pay rise, or simply more money.

In return you will receive continuous training, competitive salary, commission & overtime.

wage / wages - the money paid in return for a person's work, esp. when paid weekly or daily rather than monthly


A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that employers may legally pay to employees or workers.

Low-wage workplaces are often physically damaging.

Mike's death hit his parents hard as he was the only wage earner in the family.