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Salary vs. Payroll

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Salarynoun

A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually calculated on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.

Payrollnoun

A list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each.

Salaryverb

To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.

Payrollnoun

The total sum of money paid to employees.

Salaryadjective

(obsolete) Saline.

Payrollnoun

(accounting) The calculation of salaries and wages and the deduction of taxes etc.; the department in a company responsible for this.

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Salaryadjective

Saline

Payrollnoun

(euphemistic) Bribes paid to people

Salarynoun

The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.

‘This is hire and salary, not revenge.’;

Payrollverb

(transitive) To place on a payroll.

Salaryverb

To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.

Payrollnoun

a list of employees and their salaries;

‘the company had a long payroll’;

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Salarynoun

something that remunerates;

‘wages were paid by check’; ‘he wasted his pay on drink’; ‘they saved a quarter of all their earnings’;

Payrollnoun

the total amount of money paid in wages;

‘the company had a large payroll’;

Salarynoun

a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly basis but often expressed as an annual sum, made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white-collar worker

‘he received a salary of £24,000’; ‘a 15 per cent salary increase’;

Payrollnoun

the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee

Salaryverb

pay a salary to

‘the Chinese system—salary the doctor and stop his pay when you get ill’;

Payrollnoun

a list of a company's employees and the amount of money they are to be paid

‘there are just three employees on the payroll’;

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Salary

A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic basis.

Payrollnoun

the total amount of wages paid by a company

‘small employers with a payroll of less than £45,000’;

Payroll

In treasury management, a payroll is the list of employees of some company that is entitled to receive payments as well as other work benefits and the amounts that each should receive. Along with the amounts that each employee should receive for time worked or tasks performed, payroll can also refer to a company's records of payments that were previously made to employees, including salaries and wages, bonuses, and withheld taxes, or the company's department that deals with compensation.

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