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pay grade

noun
1.
the grade of a member of the armed services established according to a scale of increasing amounts of base pay and related to but not identical with official rank.
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  • Unfortunately, my line didn't bump me up a pay grade.
  • As for the application to physics, that's way above my pay grade.

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