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Payroll   /pˈeɪrˌoʊl/   Listen

A list of employees and their salaries.  Synonym: paysheet.
The total amount of money paid in wages.  Synonym: paysheet.
The department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee.  Synonym: payroll department.

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"Payroll" Quotes from Famous Books

... hundreds of them, change the brand and send them away to their confederates. Many of them are stung by rattlesnakes. The wolves, in a hard winter, pull down a lot of the cows, and sometimes, though not so often, the grizzlies get after them. Take all these things into account, figure up the payroll for the help, the freight charges on your shipments, and it's no wonder that many a man finds a balance on the wrong side of the ledger in lean seasons. No, it isn't all 'peaches and ...
— Bert Wilson in the Rockies • J. W. Duffield

... good-humoredly, "it's a pretty tough country up yonder and I suppose the lad's of some service. You're saving us a pile of money in experts' fees and I don't see why you shouldn't put him on the company's payroll. I mentioned the thing to ...
— The Long Portage • Harold Bindloss

... was fourteen, Willie began to work in the bank as an errand boy. The banker soon found that he was honest, and trusted him with large sums of money. One of his errands was to carry the payroll to a mill town several miles away. He made this trip every two weeks; and he always set out in the afternoon, ...
— A Hive of Busy Bees • Effie M. Williams

... says Old Hickory. "And, Mr. Piddie, see that Mr. Cubbins' name goes on the payroll from today. But, by the way, where is your distinguished friend, ...
— On With Torchy • Sewell Ford

... day a box was added to the equipment of the freight-office and the name of Frank A. Scott to the payroll. ...
— How To Write Special Feature Articles • Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

... runaway budget deficit, a ballooning current account deficit, and accelerating inflation. With only a two-seat majority in the Chamber of Deputies, Mitsotakis has concentrated on cutting the public-sector payroll, cautiously expanding the tax base, and adopting guidelines for privatizing Greece's loss-ridden state-owned enterprises. Once the political situation is sorted out, Greece will have to face the challenges posed by the steadily increasing integration of the European ...
— The 1991 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... unaware of minimum wages, fair employment laws, social security, antidiscrimination requirements, fair trade, food and drug acts, income taxes, and the remaining panoply of legal restrictions that harass the modern businessman. Since only a few scattered payroll records have been recovered, Comstock's maximum employment during the Morristown period is not known, or just when it was reached. In a brief sketch of the Indian Root Pill business, however, Mrs. Doris Planty, former Morristown ...
— History of the Comstock Patent Medicine Business and Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills • Robert B. Shaw

... bank one Friday for money for the payroll of the working and clerical force of the Swift Company. It was an errand he never relegated ...
— Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive - or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails • Victor Appleton

... These finical refinements revolt me; it is not right, it is not honorable; it is constructive nepotism to keep in office a Had that is so delicate it can't come out when the wind's in the nor'west—I won't have this dude on the payroll. Cancel his exequator; and ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... little man has a mind of his own, and even if I do figure on his payroll as confidential secretary, he doesn't tell me ...
— Alias The Lone Wolf • Louis Joseph Vance

... remarked one of his defenders. "There was a mistake in my time, last payroll, and he looked over the time himself." "That's so," in answer to one objector. "I was in the office and ...
— Blue Goose • Frank Lewis Nason

... spread. Time keepers heard it and office clerks, and the crews of tugs and steamships that lay at the big dock below the works. And while rumors were widening every minute, there was a knock at Clark's door and, looking up, he saw the comptroller who stood quietly, with a check for the week's payroll in his hand. ...
— The Rapids • Alan Sullivan

... are at Sparkes near Reno and are of great advantage to Reno merchants. These shops do the general repair work of the Salt Lake Division of the Southern Pacific; they employ between five and six hundred men at an approximate payroll ...
— Reno - A Book of Short Stories and Information • Lilyan Stratton

... hands. The stranger had not volunteered his name and Tod had not asked for it. Names go for little among men who obey orders; they serve merely as labels and are useful in a payroll, but they do not add to the value of the owner or help his standing in any way. "Shorty" or "Fatty" or "Big Mike" is all sufficient. What the man can DO and how he does ...
— The Tides of Barnegat • F. Hopkinson Smith

... in addition to what is paid for hired help, an amount equal to what the proprietor's services would be worth to others; also treat in like manner the services of any member of the family employed in the business and not on the regular payroll. ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

Words linked to "Payroll" :   section, sum, earnings, salary, pay, department, paysheet, payroll department, sum of money, register, remuneration, payroll check, amount, wage, amount of money

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