Definition of pay scale in English:

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pay scale

noun

A graded scale of wages or salaries paid within a particular organization or profession: a disproportionate number of women are in the lower half of the pay scale
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  • There seem to be changes in relation to the pay scale.
  • Firstly, the new contract contains an iniquitous anomaly affecting consultants recently appointed at the bottom of the existing pay scale.
  • Executives in more established roles - finance, operations, human resources - generally slip in ahead of information chiefs on the pay scale.

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Syllabification: pay scale

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