wage scale

noun

Definition of wage scale 

: a schedule of wage rates for related tasks broadly : the general level of wages in an industry or region

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That rate, according to the wage scale for the 2017-2018 school year, corresponds to a teacher with a master’s degree. Mike Isaacs, chicagotribune.com, "School District 219 officials defend hiring rule that critics say hampers teacher diversity," 26 June 2018 If Issac would have been hired for the position, her starting salary would have been over $72,000, according to how her degree places her on the wage scale. Mike Isaacs, chicagotribune.com, "School District 219 officials defend hiring rule that critics say hampers teacher diversity," 26 June 2018 Per the wage scale, Conley signed a four-year deal worth $10.5 million. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Could Gareon Conley Legally Prove That Rape Allegation Caused Draft Slide, Financial Harm?," 12 July 2018 Dozens of workers in purple knit caps bearing the 32BJ logo or red Unite Here T-shirts whooped and chanted as the agency’s directors endorsed the new wage scale at a meeting in Jersey City. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "New York-Area Airport Workers on Way to $19 Per Hour," 22 Mar. 2018 Wouldn't the new wage scale radically alter the point value of each pick? Peter King, SI.com, "The 2018 NFL Draft Could Very Well Feature Four Quarterbacks in First Five Picks ... Or Not," 21 Mar. 2018 DiVincenzo has yet to sign his rookie contract with the Bucks, which will give him access to funds somewhere around $2 million in his first year based on the rookie-wage scale for the 17th overall pick. The Heat Index, azcentral, "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo has less than $4 in his bank account," 10 July 2018 The collective bargaining agreement includes a rookie wage scale that limits what players make in their first contract, in return for guaranteeing at least two seasons of salary for all first-round picks. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "For Charlotte Hornets, would drafting Alabama's Collin Sexton be Kemba Walker 2.0?," 14 June 2018 The fact is that under the rookie wage scale that’s part of the current collective bargaining agreement, there just isn’t much for first-year players to negotiate. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Panthers mailbag: Why hasn't first-round pick D.J. Moore signed yet? Cause for worry?," 8 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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