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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sometimes, too, it has been run at a loss, without any cut in the wage-scale to help the owner in that period of loss.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • It rests in the fact that our wage-scale and standard of living are being shot to pieces by the newcomers.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • The adjustment of the wage-scale was a problem of some delicacy.

    Women in Modern Industry B. L. Hutchins
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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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