Profession vs Salary - What's the difference?

profession | salary |


As nouns the difference between profession and salary

is that profession is a promise or vow made on entering a religious order while 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.

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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

profession

Noun

(en noun)
  • A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.
  • She died only a few years after her profession .
  • * 1796 , Matthew Lewis, The Monk , Folio Society 1985, p. 27:
  • Rosario was a young novice belonging to the monastery, who in three months intended to make his profession .
  • A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.
  • Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.
  • An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.
  • My father was a barrister by profession .
  • The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.
  • His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession .

    Derived terms

    * professional * liberal profession

    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