earning potential

Definition

noun
  1. the amount of money a person should be able to earn in his or her professional capacity
  2. the amount of dividend which a share is capable of earning

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You should always make sure that any job you have gives you enough earning potential for the future you desire.

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This latest promotion has really paid off and I'm happy to finally be meeting my earning potential in this field.

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The earning potential of the company was very large and we all knew that if they kept on the right track, they would be okay.

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