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What is wage, what is salary?

Various terms are used for the employer's payment for work, such as wage, salary, pay or remuneration. The term “remuneration” is a more formal term for this payment. However, there are differences between the terms wage and salary:

The term salary is usually used when you receive a fixed sum (monthly salary) every month. The term wage, on the other hand, is used when you are paid per hour (hourly wage). The amount of the monthly wages then depends on how many hours you have worked.

As a general rule: You must be paid for every hour you work!

Tip: Make a note of your working hours! If you do not receive pay slips, ask your employer for them! Check in good time whether you have received your full wages!