Wage Scale


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Wage Scale

The range of wages paid to employees in a certain company, organization, or locality. The relevant authority often publishes a wage scale so current and potential employees know how much they may be paid for performing certain jobs.
References in periodicals archive ?
"While a large stream of media and analysts' studies have been dealing with the public sector wage scale leading to paradoxical interpretations of the consequences of this atypical development, we choose, in what follows, to share our own insights of its various spillover effects, mainly at the level of public finances, the real economy, external accounts, inflation and the banking sector," the report explained.
"The study clearly shoots down the misconception within society that the existence of a wage scale framework in the state and semi state sectors has addressed discrimination" Charalambous said.
The vastly different wage scale sparked major debate in a time where municipalities and union workers are re-examining their relationships nationwide.
She is an excellent worker and receives a generous wage increase which seems to violate the school's student wage scale. Her supervisor followed the appropriate exception procedures, but several supervisors and students suspect favoritism or political muscle has been at work.
"While the decline has cut across industries, occupations, and income categories, it has been felt most by workers at the bottom of the wage scale," the authors say.
"While the decline has cut across industries, occupations, and income categories, it has been felt most by workers at the bottom of the wage scale," the authors say Only in a few industries, such as the health care industry did employer-provided benefits increase.
The five-year contract provides for a two-tier wage structure that allows employees to either remain at current wage levels or accept a lump sum payment and move to a new wage scale. The new wage scale, which will also be applicable to all new employees, has a base rate of $10.75 per hour versus the previous base rate of $16.50 per hour.
wage scale, the association said, with average individual earnings of $51,800 plus fringe benefits averaging another $17,300.
(Among his more specific suggestions: a renewable charter for all corporations doing business in the U.S., subject to review every twenty years by a citizen jury which will evaluate the corporation's wage scale, ecological practices, and general humanity toward its workers.) Lerner has an audacious imagination, a feeling for the inner lives of people at all economic levels, and an undisappointable persistence in the political realm.
Skipper Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton, Alec Stewart, Darren Gough and Andrew Caddick topped the wage scale when 12 six-month deals were handed out last week.
The company is also planning to introduce a wage scale for workers at factories in rural areas who are hired on condition they will not be relocated.
Robert Bruce is senior vice president of ServiceMaster in Downers Grove, Illinois, a company that employs thousands of workers at the low end of the wage scale, who clean hospital rooms, mop floors at schools, and empty the wastebaskets at hundreds of office buildings.