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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing work and pay matters.

Listen to apprenticeship pay - money an apprentice gets
Listen to beginning salary - a salary an employee gets at the beginning
Listen to commission - a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
Listen to deduction - a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
Listen to dismissal pay - severance pay, redundancy pay
Listen to fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services, for example lawyers and consultants
Listen to fringe benefit, perquisite, perk - advantages which come with the job, apart from the pay, for example free housing, company cars etc.
Listen to gross income - an income before any deductions
Listen to hourly rate - compensation payable by the hour
Listen to minimum wage - the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law
Listen to net income - an income remaining after all deductions
Listen to pay rise - salary increase
Listen to payroll - a list of employees and their salaries
Listen to royalty - payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property
Listen to salary - fixed compensation paid regularly for services
Listen to salary requirements - some employers may ask you to state the salary you require for a specific job opening
Listen to take-home pay - what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes, dues and insurance etc.
Listen to tip - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
Listen to wage - a payment usually of money for labour or services usually according to the contract and on an hourly or daily basis -- often used in plural

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Salaries depend on the job and the location of the job.
Listen to Each country sets its own minimum wage laws and regulations.
Listen to They would prefer the opportunity to work flexible hours rather than receive a pay rise.
Listen to It led us to discuss if the proposed consultants were worth their hourly rate.
Listen to A new employee’s beginning salary is established within the appropriate salary range for the position classification.
Listen to The apprenticeship pay rate will increase with your skills and time in the program.
Listen to The easiest way to figure out how much to tip is by leaving 15 percent of the total bill -- in most scenarios.
Listen to An employee is entitled to redundancy pay if they are over 18 and have worked for you for at least two years continuous service.
Listen to Many job postings ask you to include your salary history or your salary requirements when applying for the position.
Listen to Discussion of availability of home-office deduction applicable to telecommuters.


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