incentive pay

incentive pay
additional pay, a higher wage, or a bonus paid to promote the productivity of an employee.
Also called incentive wage.
[1955-60]

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incentive pay or incentive bonus,
a payment or bonus to induce a worker, employee, or farmer to increase or improve production: »

[The] management wanted some 250 workers to give up their present incentive pay, which would have cut their daily wages by about $5 a man (Wall Street Journal).


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