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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
  • Charles's intelligence, such as it is, exceeds his pay grade.
  • "Nobody told me my waiver had an expiration date or was good through only a certain pay grade," she said.
  • But what really did it for me was the day they told me what my pay grade was.

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
  • That's a policy decision. Frankly, it's above my pay grade.
  • I believe that there were some system failures that were certainly beyond his pay grade, and that he simply did not have the authority to make decisions or not make decisions.
  • I'm afraid that's, as they say in the military, "over my pay grade."

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