Salary vs Payroller - What's the difference?

salary | payroller |


As nouns the difference between salary and payroller

is that salary is a fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy while payroller is someone on a payroll; someone who earns a salary.

As a verb salary

is to pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.

As an adjective salary

is (obsolete) saline.

salary

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(salaries)
  • A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is hire and salary , not revenge.
  • * 1668 July 3rd, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 547
  • Andrew Hou?toun'' and ''Adam Mu?het'', being Tack?men of the Excize, did Imploy ''Thomas Rue'' to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound ''Sterling for a year.

    See also

    * pay * remuneration * wage * wages

    Verb

  • To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) saline
  • payroller

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone on a payroll; someone who earns a salary.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1995, date=January 27, author=Michael Miner, title=ABA Journal: Witness for the Defense/News Bites, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Seven pages later in the same paper: "Marie A. D'Amico covered her face and sobbed Thursday as she was sentenced to a year in prison for being a ghost payroller in three local government jobs. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2006, date=December 15, author=Ben Joravsky, title=Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Machines; One Way to Trip Up an Incumbent? Untie His Shoelace, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Typically the person challenging the petitions is a city payroller who owes his job to the incumbent. }}