wage scale
noun Date: 1900 a schedule of wage rates for related tasks; broadly the general level of wages in an industry or region

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  • wage scale — UK US noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE ► PAY SCALE(Cf. ↑pay scale) …   Financial and business terms

  • wage scale — wage′ scale n. bus a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • wage scale — ☆ wage scale n. 1. a schedule of wages paid for the performance of related jobs or tasks in a given industry, plant, locality, etc. 2. the schedule of wages paid by a given employer …   English World dictionary

  • wage scale — noun a schedule of wages paid for different jobs • Syn: ↑wage schedule • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series • Hyponyms: ↑slidin …   Useful english dictionary

  • wage scale — 1. a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop. 2. a particular employer s wage schedule. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • wage scale — / weɪdʒ skeɪl/ noun same as pay scale …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • wage scale — level of a salary that is received …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wage pattern — wage pattern, a specific wage scale regarded as a model or guide in determining the general wage scale of an industry or region: »The contracts under discussion set the warehouse wage pattern throughout Northern California (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scale — scale1 [skāl] n. [ME < LL scala (in Vulg., Jacob s ladder) < L, usually as pl., scalae, flight of stairs, ladder < * scandsla < scandere, to climb: see DESCEND] 1. Obs. a) a ladder or flight of stairs b) any means of ascent 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Scale — A bank that offers to pay different rates of interest on CDs of varying rates is said to post a scale. Commercial paper dealers also post scales. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * scale scale [skeɪl] noun 1. [singular, uncountable] the… …   Financial and business terms

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