Definition of wage bill in English:

wage bill

noun

  • The amount paid in wages by an employer to employees:

    ‘the public-sector wage bill’
    • ‘Its wage bill for the period was almost £1 million, although the company had only 24 staff at the time.’
    • ‘By employing players on an amateur basis, the wage bill would be a fraction of what it is currently’
    • ‘Thus, I believe the monthly wage bill contributes just as much to their problems as the payback on investment.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the wage bill has escalated to an astonishing 90% of turnover.’
    • ‘In 1900 the company employed 25,028 workers and had a weekly wage bill of nearly £37,000.’