I'm looking for a word (or, if no single word exists, a short expression) that includes anything that is not your base salary (e.g. overtime, bonuses, sale commisions). If possible, I would like it to not require any additional context (so "Hey, I got my x today!" could be understood, even if it sounded awkward).

  • base salary plus additional emoluments. Or: plus additional amounts.
    – Lambie
    Jun 6, 2018 at 13:32
  • if you're willing to co-opt some french/spanish, extra-salarial payments could work. (really salarial should be a word in English imo)
    – wrymug
    Jun 6, 2018 at 13:40
  • @rossih I'm afraid that is not English. There is no adjective in English for the noun salary. Salary plus additional payments or amounts.
    – Lambie
    Jun 6, 2018 at 14:00
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    The concept "money that is not part of your base salary" exists but it has no single word. People say I got my OT (overtime) today or I got my bonus today not I got my generic-word-for-money-not-base-salary.
    – TimR
    Jun 6, 2018 at 19:33
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    If you say you received overtime pay, a bonus, or a sales commission, it will be understood that those payments are not part of your regular (base) pay/salary. If you think a word or phrase covering all of them is necessary, you should add some rationale or context for using them.
    – user3169
    Jun 7, 2018 at 3:51

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You could simply say extra pay (or, even more colloquially, extra money).

This assumes that it's paid to you by an employer, it's not part of your base salary, and it doesn't matter in what way the money gets to you.

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