Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect because salary should be spelled with a, not e; just like its origins (Anglo-French salarie). Salery is thus an incorrect form and salary is the correct one. Salary is the right spelling as two a’s come from its origin.

Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: salary spelling goes back to Anglo-French salarie, which is derived from Latin salarium. Therefore it should be spelled with a not e. This means that salery is a mistaken form. The correct spelling is salary.

Definition of salary:
noun, money paid for work, usually monthly
I’ve heard Mike’s salary is poor, but he gets by.
My salary has gotten much better since I changed the department.