An official form issued by a company which can be cashed at designated financial institutions.
Basically a receipt for record-keeping. Identifies all of the items and amounts used in calculating the final amount of the pay check.存档的收据。用来核算签发的支票金额和应付的相关项目金额。
The time covered between pay checks. Can be daily (rare), weekly,monthly, bi-weekly (every 2 weeks), or bi-monthly (twice a month, usually in the middle and end of the month).两次发工资间隔的时间。可以是每天(极少)，每周，每月，双周，半月(每月两次，通常在月中和月末，bi-monthly本意是双月的意思，而实际上是指一月两次，人们将错就错)。
An agreed amount that the company pays per unit of time worked or unit of work done.公司按双方商定的支付标准，以计时或计件的方式支付员工工资。
The base employee income for a specified period, based on pay rate. Can be:根据一定的工资标准，员工在一定时期内的基本收入可以是：
Salary (a fixed amount, daily/weekly/monthly, which is adjusted
based on number of days worked/not worked)薪水(每日/每周/每月固定的数额，根据工作日数作调整)
Wage (an hourly rate adjusted for the number of hours worked)时薪(根据工作时数作调整的每小时工资标准)
Piece (a certain amount for each unit of work done)计件工资(对每件完成的工作支付的金额)
The gross income can also be adjusted for items such as commissions and bonuses.
Money earned on a regular basis based on previous sales made.
Money paid by the company for various reasons, such as meeting objectives, productivity incentives, special events (e.g. Xmas), etc.
Deductions are amounts retained by the company from your gross amount.
They are also commonly referred to as deductions at source. Some of the more common deductions are:
Income tax (federal, state(U.S.) or provincial(Canada), municipal in some locations)
Pension (employee contributions for retirement. A common plan in the United States is the 401K plan).
Medical (to pay for medical insurance. This is more common in America. In Canada, every citizen is already covered by a global plan called Medicare, so the company plan most commonly found there is for dental care, which isn't covered by Medicare)
Charity (donations made to a charity of the employee's choice)
The amount left after all deductions have been made from the gross income.
This is what you finally get to put in your pocket!
Adjustment of pay rate, usually based on performance, cost of living, or promotion.
Electronic transfer of your net amount to a bank.