merit increase



Higher wage rate paid to an employee on the basis of an agreed upon criteria such as efficiency and performance. Also called merit bonus.

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  • The merit increase was well received by the entire department so competition was fierce during the following month after incentivizing everyone.

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  • I told him that he would get a merit increase because he was doing such a great job on the floor.

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  • I received a five percent merit increase at work in 2014 because my performance was off the charts for the year.

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