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wage scale

a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop.
a particular employer's wage schedule.
Origin of wage scale
1900-05 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wage scale
  • 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.
  • They are lowering the wage scale for all working people.
  • Increasing these rates would have a particularly profound impact on compensation, particularly at the low end of the wage scale.
British Dictionary definitions for wage scale

wage scale

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

wage scale definition

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

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