In this lesson, we are going to focus on the difference between earnings, income, salary, wage(s), pay and allowance.
EARNINGS [plural noun] = net income
You can use the word 'earnings' to talk about the total amount of money you earn from any job that you do. The amount of money is usually different each month or year.
This is the money you receive regularly for doing your job or from a business or investments.
This is the money that you receive regularly for doing your job. It's usually paid to you every month.
We use the word 'salary' when we talk about professional jobs such as managers, teachers, doctors, etc.
WAGES [often plural] (also WAGE)
The money that someone is paid every week by their employer. We often use this word when we talk about working in a shop or factory.
You can use this word to refer to the money you receive for doing your job.
This word is used to talk about money that someone receives regularly for a special reason without having to work to earn it.
Complete the sentences with earnings, income, salary, wages, pay and allowance.
1. pay; 2. income; 3. earnings; 4. pay; 5. earnings (the verb form is 'are'); 6. salary; 7. wages; 8. income;
9. earnings (the verb form is 'are'); allowance;
Other Business English lessons:
Collocations with Job (Part 1)
Collocations with Job (Part 2)
English Lesson: Jobs and Skills
Business English: Working in an office
Business English: Prepositions with WORK
Business English: How to Talk about Your Job Responsibilities
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