The HR Dictionary


Wages are sums of money paid to employees by employers in exchange for labor completed over a predetermined period of time. In addition to remunerative incentives like awards and tip payouts, wage payments can also include compensating payments like the minimum wage, prevailing wage, and annual bonuses. One of the costs associated with operating a business is wages. Regardless of the business's financial success, it is a duty to the employee. The wage is the amount that is equal to the standard working hours in money.

Wages vs Salary 

A salary and wages are fundamentally different from one another since a salaried worker receives a fixed amount every pay period while a wage earner is compensated hourly. Each pay period for someone receiving a salary is fixed at a certain amount, and the sum of all these regular payments over the course of a year equals the salary.

An HRIS can be used by organizations to make the processing of payroll easier and automate their payroll process to automatically calculate wages and salaries based on the policies set by the organization.