wage scale

a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop.
a particular employer's wage schedule.


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wage scale
1.  a schedule of wages paid to workers for various jobs in an industry, company, etc
2.  an employer's schedule of wages

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wage scale definition

A schedule of the wages paid to different classes of workers in a company.

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Example sentences
Workers at the bottom of the wage scale have seen their incomes fall relative
  to those at the top.
But the criteria for where on the wage scale teachers fall is based almost
  entirely on how long they've been a teacher.
Before labor talks broke down last week, the sides discussed, but had not
  agreed to a rookie wage scale.
The status quo means no rookie wage scale and the continuation of outrageous
  sums paid to many unproven rookies.
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