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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’
- ‘The contract also reclassifies secretaries, library and teaching assistants in a higher pay grade.’
- ‘The new offer means that from this April the pay grade will start at £4.60 an hour for new workers.’
- ‘Charles's intelligence, such as it is, exceeds his pay grade.’
- ‘The top of their pay grade is a paltry £13,500.’
- ‘Two dozen of those firefighters were seeking enhanced pension because they reported injury while filling in for a superior at a higher pay grade.’
- ‘There are clearly gains from trade to be had by handing that unfortunate job off to someone at a lower pay grade.’
- ‘She then retaliated against the offender and moved her from a $1.53/day pay grade to $1.03/day pay grade.’
- ‘The last cycle promoted more than 24,000 Sailors to their next pay grade.’
- ‘Brad and I overlapped at Treasury - and his pay grade was much higher than mine.’
- ‘But what really did it for me was the day they told me what my pay grade was.’
- ‘It could perhaps up her pay grade a bit.’
- ‘With time, he'll work his way into a higher pay grade with more responsibility.’
- ‘Our efforts examine workforce characteristics such as occupational specialty, experience and retirement eligibility, educational attainment and pay grade.’
- ‘They operate without taxpayer dollars, basing rates for the facilities by rank and pay grade of the visiting service member.’
- ‘The ordnanceman picked for the award is usually from the E-5 or E-6 pay grade with 9 to 13 years of active duty service.’
- ‘I vowed never again to let anyone talk me into doing something dumb, no matter how much they outranked me by pay grade or flight time.’
- ‘Cook joined the Marines as a grunt, at the lowest pay grade.’
- ‘They concluded that drug users advanced less rapidly in pay grade than nonusers.’
- ‘The salaries of the remaining employees will be cut with the size of the cut depending on the pay grade.’
- ‘"Nobody told me my waiver had an expiration date or was good through only a certain pay grade," she said.’
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