BEWBELthe amount of money asked for by workers as an increase in wages
WORD CHOICE WORD CHOICE pay, salary, wages, wage, income, feePay 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 fees ➔ See alsopay
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.