HR Glossary
Salaried Employee

Salaried Employee

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is a Salaried Employee?

A salaried employee is someone who receives a fixed amount of pay regardless of how many hours they work each week. 

Salaried employees often receive benefits such as health insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacations. Salaried employees are also often given bonuses.

Salaried employees are typically paid by a biweekly paycheck. They may also be paid by a monthly salary, annual salary, or deferred salary.

Salaried employees typically receive a W-2 form when tax season rolls around. This form lists the amount of money the employee has been paid throughout the year, as well as the amount the employee has saved in tax

Why salaried employee rights are necessary?

First, employees who are paid a salary are often expected to work longer hours than those who are paid hourly. This can lead to employees feeling overworked and underpaid. Second, salaried employees may be expected to work on weekends or holidays, which can again lead to feelings of being overworked. Finally, salaried employees may not be eligible for overtime pay, which can make them feel underpaid for the hours they are working. Salaried employee rights are necessary to protect employees from feeling overworked and underpaid.