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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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  • base salary has stabilised, though it was never the fastest-growing part of pay.
  • The possibility of loosing money from ones base salary should be part and parcel of every compensation structure.
  • Compensation will include a base salary, commissions, and a bonus plan.
  • Faculty members can also earn an additional two months' of base salary for eligible funded research activities.
  • Visiting scholars are typically paid a portion of their base salary.
  • He declined to specify the base salary his school offers.
  • In the future, if his base salary and bonuses exceed the guaranteed amount, he will receive only the base salary and the bonuses.
  • Enter the base salary per pay period during the covered periods.
  • Special agents receive an additional percentage of their base salary, depending upon their locations.
  • The bill also makes the annual base salary range for detectives equal to that of officers.

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