Salary Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old salary quotes, salary sayings, and salary proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Salary negotiations shouldn't be limited to just salary. Salary pays your mortgage, but terms build your career.     

Christopher Voss

Salary stories are intrusive. Do you ask your neighbour what they earn for their job?     

Nicole Kidman

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.     

John Kenneth Galbraith

It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.     

Charles Jaffe

Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more.     

Jack Benny

A salary does not make a person rich, but only gives him the opportunity to take care of hisneeds. It is not a means of becoming wealthy. It is a means of fulfilling our potential.     

Sunday Adelaja

The only way to make real wealth is to get rid of your salary. In a salary, by definition, you are creating wealth for others, and you are creating a chain and handcuffs for yourself.     

James Altucher

The reason that man is seldom satisfied with his salary is that when it increases, he increases his expenses.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

To work for salary is to mortgage your life.     

Sunday Adelaja

Salary is the price you pay to compromise on your dreams.     

Nitya Prakash

A salary is a tax employers pay, every four weeks, for putting an employee’s dream on hold.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Paying good wages is not charity at all-it is the best kind of business.     

Henry Ford

Wages are determined by the bitter struggle between capitalist and worker.     

Karl Marx

The best of wages will not compensate for excessively long working hours which undermine heath.     

Louis D. Brandeis

Wages cannot be considered as a gift, because they are due to work, but God has given free grace to all men by the justification of faith.     

Hilary of Poitiers

A day’s pay for a day’s work is more than adequate when both the work and the pay are appreciated as much as they are expected.     

Cullen Hightower

Money and salary is not a particularly good motivator in the long term.     

Matt Mullenweg

It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS.     

Jessica Savitch

Salary matters shouldn't be told to everyone. It's a matter of respect for my teammates.     

Carlos Tevez

Anybody who makes an outlandish salary obviously attracts attention.     

Jerry Buss

The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company.     

James Sinegal

Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise's economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.     

Samora Machel

Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.     

Dorothy Parker

The fact that somebody is reducing your salary is just telling me they're not satisfied with what you're doing.     

Joe Torre

The first commitment is raise your salary. One of the ways to raise your salary sometimes is to have short-term profits but there are many other ways.     

Noam Chomsky

Job and salary is the greatest slavery you can ever set upon yourself.     

Sunday Adelaja

It stands to reason: Higher wages means higher loyalty and morale, which means higher productivity, which means a more profitable business.     

Tom Perez

You pay more in wages, get more in in tax, you get people living a higher standard, you get more money. It's a kind of circle.     

Jeremy Corbyn

Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.     

James Sinegal