Definition of Gross Salary 2016

The meaning of gross salary is the total income before any deductions are removed from that amount. This total income is usually described as an annual salary and it is the total amount an employee will receive for work completed before tax or national contributions are deducted. The Gross Salary amount will play a role in determining what percentage is deducted for tax purposes, as well as whether an employee is eligible for other forms of assistance from the government. Additional deductions that can be taken from a Gross Salary include retirement contributions, although this is often at the discretion of the employee.