Gross Wages Definition

‘The amount of an employee’s earnings before taxes and other deductions are taken from the paycheck.

Gross Wages Extended Definition

An employee’s gross wages are their earnings before withholding federal, state, and local taxes and other deductions (e.g., health insurance).

If a worker is a salaried employee, their gross wages are the amount of their annual salary. Hourly employees will calculate gross wages by multiplying the number of hours worked by their hourly wages.

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