- a person's wage excluding overtime, bonuses, etc
- (Australian) the statutory minimum wage for any worker
Example Sentences Including 'basic wage'
Bonus schemes often provide for a guaranteed basic wage for employees.
Collins Dictionary of Economics
HAVE a stab at what the basic wage was in Brisbane in 1957.
He is likely to be offered a new one-year deal with a basic wage of less than half his current pay, with bonuses topping it up.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
Our system of an independent umpire in the form of the AIRC to determine basic wage levels is unique.
The Australian (2005)
They will get ALL their basic wage on maternity leave for up to 40 WEEKS.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
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