earnings

Earnings are the amount of money you make from doing a job. You'll be a lot more excited about babysitting when you learn your earnings will be more than generous.

Most earnings come from work that you've done, although money you earn from an investment can also be called earnings. Any financial profit or gain you make go into the earnings category, since you earn that money, whether through work, luck, or intelligence. The Proto-Germanic root, *aznon, means "do harvest work."

Definitions of earnings
  1. noun
    something that remunerates
    “they saved a quarter of all their earnings
    synonyms: pay, remuneration, salary, wage
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    combat pay
    extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
    double time
    a doubled wage (for working overtime)
    found
    food and lodging provided in addition to money
    half-pay
    reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
    living wage
    a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
    merit pay
    extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
    minimum wage
    the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law
    pay envelope, pay packet
    wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
    sick pay
    wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
    strike pay
    money paid to strikers from union funds
    take-home pay
    what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc
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    regular payment
    a payment made at regular times
  2. noun
    the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    synonyms: lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits
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    earning per share
    the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
    windfall profit
    profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
    cleanup, killing
    a very large profit
    fast buck, quick buck
    quick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"
    filthy lucre
    shameful profit
    gross profit, gross profit margin, margin
    (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
    markup
    the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
    accumulation
    (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
    dividend
    that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
    fund, stock, store
    a supply of something available for future use
    backlog, reserve, stockpile
    something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stock dividend
    a dividend paid in stock rather than in cash
    extra dividend
    a dividend paid in addition to the regular dividend
    equalizing dividend
    a dividend paid to compensate shareholders for losses resulting from a change in the dividend schedule
    divvy
    short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
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    income
    the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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