wage scale


Definition of wage scale

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

Examples of wage scale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The contract would also have improved the pace at which workers move up the wage scale and a deal would've included a $3,000 cash bonus for each worker if it had been ratified by Sunday, the company said. Max Zahn, ABC News, 25 July 2022 Minnesota, for example, has considered implementing a wage scale—salary levels based on a combination of experience and education—similar to how K–12 teachers and firefighters are paid, but hasn’t yet done so. Elliot Haspel, The Atlantic, 23 July 2022 In 2011, the first year of the rookie wage scale, only the top 21 picks in the first round got four years fully guaranteed. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 21 May 2022 IndyStar will continue to update this file as the rest of the Colts rookies sign their contracts, a development that has become mostly a formality under the current collective bargaining agreement’s rookie wage scale. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 May 2022 Take the case of an Amazon worker currently benefitting from Amazon’s higher wage scale. John C. Goodman, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Affluent Portland residents earn four times more than their counterparts at the bottom end of the wage scale. oregonlive, 6 May 2022 The rookie wage scale and low salaries for Murray, Samuel, and Brown are a main feature of the CBA. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2022 Postings for internal transfers would also need to include a wage scale or salary range. Lauren Rosenblatt, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wage scale

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wage scale was in 1900

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10 Aug 2022

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“Wage scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wage%20scale. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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