Definition of wage earner in English:

wage earner

noun

  • A person who works for wages.

    • ‘Girls leaving school often find work more easily than the boys and go on to become the main wage earner.’
    • ‘This is an affordable amount for the average wage earner to pay.’
    • ‘For more than 60 years it has helped millions of Americans avoid poverty in old age, upon becoming disabled, or after the death of a family wage earner.’
    • ‘He said that the average family should benefit by approximately 8.3% while the average wage earner should reap about 13% extra in disposable income.’
    • ‘I believe that this legislation discriminates between a wage earner and a contractor.’