base pay

base pay
noun or base salary or base wage
Etymology: base (III)
: basic wage; specifically : the minimum pay for a given rank or grade of a member of the armed forces

retired for life upon three-quarters of his base pay — Nancy B. Shea

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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.
[1915-20]

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base pay,
a rate of pay established for a particular job, to which may be added certain increases for length of service, changes in the cost of living, and other benefits.

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n. the base rate of pay for a job or activity, not including any additional payments such as overtime or bonuses

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noun, pl ⋯ pays [count, noncount]
: the amount of money paid to someone for work at a job that does not include any additional payments for bonuses, overtime, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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