earnings noun

ADJ. high | low, meagre | average | annual, hourly, weekly | gross, pre-tax, taxable | pensionable | after-tax, net Her net earnings last year were £15,000.

QUANT. level Levels of earnings are still rising.

VERB + EARNINGS have People with a university education tend to have higher earnings than those with a basic education. | calculate | declare You must declare all earnings to the tax office. | tax

PREP. ~ from Germany's earnings from exports rose by 2%. | ~ of annual earnings of £20,000

PHRASES earnings-related an earnings-related pension scheme | growth in earnings the growth in average earnings over the last ten years | loss of earnings She is also claiming compensation for loss of earnings. > Note at PERCENT (for more verbs) > Special page at BUSINESS