Someone who is salaried works for a weekly, monthly, or yearly set amount of money, rather than an hourly wage. Salaried workers usually get benefits like health insurance as well.
Hourly workers earn a certain amount for each hour they work, while other employees work as freelancers or contract workers, sometimes receiving a wage based on a specific task being completed. Salaried workers, on the other hand, have a set salary and get paychecks on a regular basis. The adjective salaried comes from the noun salary, from the Latin root salarium, "salary or stipend." Originally, salarium meant "a soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt."