Remuneration which depends on the outcome of work performed either on a self-employed basis or as an employee. It is common in certain activities involving sales, the securing of customers or contracts and the like (e.g. commercial representatives). In the case of employees it is generally paid in addition to a fixed wage or salary, thus becoming a type of pay supplement, similar to bonuses or incentive payments.
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.