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base pay

pay received for a given work period, as an hour or week, but not including additional pay, as for overtime work.
Also called base salary, base wage.
Origin of base pay
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Besides the base pay of a man's rating there is extra money for men doing special work.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • Men in the Flying Corps get 50 per cent more than the base pay their rating calls for.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • We received a base pay each month and a flying pay for each month when we flew at least four hours.

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