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2010.05.17 (Review of 2007.08.28 edition)

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WAGE vs. SALARY   賃金、時間給、日給、週給 vs. 給料


  • A wage is a fixed amount of money paid to a worker, especially the amount per hour, day, or week of work.

    Wages (plural) are the total amount of money a worker earns in, for example, a particular day or week.

    A salary is a fixed amount of money paid to an employee
    (especially white-collar workers and professionals) each year, usually in regular monthly payments.
  • wage は、労働者に支払われる決まった額のお金、特に、労働1時間、1日、または1週間あたりの金額をさします。

    複数形の wages は、例えば特定の1日や1週間で、労働者が稼いだ合計金額、という意味です。

    salary は、従業員(特に、事務職や専門職の人)に毎年支払われる決まった額のお金で、通常は毎月定期的に支払われるものです。



  1. He earns a good wage - $30 an hour.
  2. I'm looking for an employer who pays better wages.
  3. It's hard to make ends meet on such low wages.
  4. Starting salaries for electrical engineers at the firm are around $55,000 a year.
  5. a: How much do you think he makes?
    b: I'm not sure, but it must be a decent salary.
  6. As part of the new contract, the union is trying to negotiate an annual 5% salary increase.
  7. Sure, $50,000 a year is a lot to pay for college, but not if it allows me to earn a six-figure salary after graduation.

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