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Definition of Wages


  1. The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.
  2. A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

Wages Quotations

Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.
Alex Tabarrok

We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.
Hillary Clinton

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
H. L. Mencken

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
Florence Kelley

Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.
James Sinegal
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Wages Translations

wages in Afrikaans is salaris
wages in Dutch is gage, loon, bezoldiging, salaris
wages in Finnish is palkka
wages in French is salaire
wages in Italian is stipendio
wages in Spanish is salario
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