earned income

income from wages, salaries, fees, or the like, accruing from labor or services performed by the earner.
Compare unearned income.


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earned income
income derived from paid employment and comprising mainly wages and salaries

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Example sentences
The exchequer should tax earned income heavily enough to deter one-upmanship,
  they say.
The grim financial future they face without earned income creates even more
  pressure to remain or return to work.
Individuals through grants, loans and earned income should pay for their higher
Or less than zero, if you count the earned income tax credit for low- and
  middle-income taxpayers.
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