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in‧come S2 W1 [uncountable and countable]
the money that you earn from your work or that you receive from investments, the government etcCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
on a ... income (=earning a particular amount) high/low income high-income/low-income annual income family/household income disposable income (=your income after tax and necessary bills have been paid) taxable income (=the part of your income on which you pay tax) net income (=your income after you have paid taxes) gross income (=your income before you have paid taxes) investment income (=income from investments) source of income loss of income supplement your income (with something) (=increase your income by doing something)
People on a high income should pay more tax.
low-income families
His annual income is £250,000.
workers with a family income of less than $30,000
Older people may have more disposable income because their houses are paid for.
income from
income from savings and pensions
Welfare is their only source of income.
You should be insured against loss of income.
He supplements his income with a part-time bar job.
see usage note pay2WORD CHOICE WORD CHOICE

pay, salary, wages, wage, income, fee
Pay is the money that you earn by working The pay is much better in the private sector. people on low pay pay negotiationsSomeone's salary is the money they are paid every month by their employer, especially someone in a profession, such as a teacher or a lawyer Some managers earn annual salaries of over £80,000. Use wages to refer to the money that someone is paid every week by their employer, especially someone who works in a factory or a shop Some companies pay higher wages than others. !! Do not use wages before a noun. Use wage wage earnersSomeone's income is all the money that they receive regularly, for work or for any other reason families on low incomes Rent from the old farm was their only source of income.Use fee to refer to the money paid to a lawyer, doctor, or similar qualified worker for a piece of work they have done Your accountant's fees are too high. legal feesSee also pay

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