n. pl. sal·a·ries Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis. Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis. [Middle English salarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin salārium, money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from neuter of salārius, pertaining to salt, from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.] sal′a·ried adj.
a fixed regular payment made by an employer, often monthly, for professional or office work as opposed to manual work. Compare wage1