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I'm writing a paragraph comparing working and volunteering and I'm looking for a word to say that a person will be compensated if he is an employee but a volunteer won't, what is the best word that fits? working is ______ but volunteering is not. I found the word 'compensative' but I don't think it's correct to use it.

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    Maybe paid or stipendiary? Is that what you're looking for? – Diego Rafael Souza Mar 26 '18 at 21:13
  • @Diego - I agree that paid is a good suggestion, but think that stipendiary would be just as awkward and cumbersome as compensative. – J.R. Mar 26 '18 at 21:23
  • @J.R. Fair enough. So rewarded can fit as well. – Diego Rafael Souza Mar 26 '18 at 21:27
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    Working is paid but volunteering is not. To do paid work, to do unpaid work i.e. volunteering. – Lambie Mar 26 '18 at 22:16
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    Volunteer work is unpaid by definition. There isn't really a need to describe it. – Timinycricket Mar 27 '18 at 0:19
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Perhaps "remunerated" fits the bill? From M-W online: "to pay an equivalent for". For example: "their services were generously remunerated".

"Compensated" would fit as well.

Maybe paid is the word you are looking for. Working is paid but volunteering is not. To do paid work, to do unpaid work i.e. volunteering. Volunteer work is unpaid by definition. There isn't really a need to describe it.

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