- a schedule of wages paid workers performing related tasks in an industry or shop.
- a particular employer's wage schedule.
Origin of wage scale
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for wage scale
The adjustment of the wage-scale was a problem of some delicacy.Women in Modern Industry
B. L. Hutchins
It rests in the fact that our wage-scale and standard of living are being shot to pieces by the newcomers.Our Part in the Great War
Sometimes, too, it has been run at a loss, without any cut in the wage-scale to help the owner in that period of loss.Making People Happy
- a schedule of wages paid to workers for various jobs in an industry, company, etc
- an employer's schedule of wages
A schedule of the wages paid to different classes of workers in a company.
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