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wage bill Line breaks: wage bill

Definition of wage bill in English:

noun

The amount paid in wages by an employer to employees: the public-sector wage bill
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  • Thus, I believe the monthly wage bill contributes just as much to their problems as the payback on investment.
  • Its wage bill for the period was almost £1 million, although the company had only 24 staff at the time.
  • In 1900 the company employed 25,028 workers and had a weekly wage bill of nearly £37,000.

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