wage-earning
1. [ adjective ] working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
Synonyms: working-class
Examples:

"working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"

Related terms: blue-collar
2. [ adjective ] of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
Synonyms: working-class blue-collar propertyless
Examples:

"party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw

Related terms: lower-class
Similar spelling:   wage_earner