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pay grade Syllabification: pay grade

Definition of pay grade in English:

noun

A grade or level on a pay scale: workers are to be balloted by the union for a proposed strike over the secretaries' pay grades
More example sentences
  • The salaries of the remaining employees will be cut with the size of the cut depending on the pay grade.
  • With time, he'll work his way into a higher pay grade with more responsibility.
  • The last cycle promoted more than 24,000 Sailors to their next pay grade.

Phrases

be above (or beyond) one's pay grade

1
Be above one’s level of responsibility or outside one’s sphere of expertise: such decisions were above his pay grade most of this cybersecurity stuff is way beyond my pay grade
More example sentences
  • He said the matter "really is beyond my pay grade."
  • My guess is the "above the pay grade" answer will go out the window.
  • You know, that's really above my pay grade.

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