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wage

noun allowance, compensation, earnings, fee, hire, income, meed, merces, pay, payment, quittance, rate of pay, recompense, remuneration, revenue, reward for service, salary, stipend
Associated concepts: minimum wage, wage rate
See also: charge, commission, exercise, fee, income, payment, perquisite, ply, recompense, remittance

TO WAGE, contracts. To give a pledge or security for the performance of anything; as to wage or gage deliverance; to wage law, &c. Co. Litt. 294. This word is but little used.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, says the BLS doesn't compute average hourly wages for teachers due to work year and contract differences.
In the Jacobsen study, the hourly wages, employment rates, and annual earnings of black women were at least as high as those of white women with similar test scores and family backgrounds.
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Hourly wages and salaries in service-producing sectors rose 4 1/2 percent last year, up considerably from the prior year and almost 1 1/2 percentage points faster than in goods-producing sectors.
The switch of some sales employees to hourly wages may have spurred rumors that the chain had followed the lead of national electronics retailers such as Best Buy and Tandy's Incredible Universe, which pay its sales people an hourly wage.
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