piecework

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun work for which employees are paid in accordance with the number of products produced or pieces of work done and not at an hourly rate

Agriculture

  • noun work for which workers are paid for the products produced or for the piece of work done, and not at an hourly rate. potato pickers and strawberry pickers are paid in this way.

Economics

  • noun work for which workers are paid for the products produced or the piece of work done and not at an hourly rate. Usually there is a basic guaranteed minimum payment, but this is increased as the number of units produced increases.

Publishing

  • noun work that is paid for at a set rate per unit produced and not at an hourly rate
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