A pay grade or salary grade scale is a structured pay format where new employees are placed at a given pay level based on their level of education and work experience related to the position. Each job within the organization is placed at a specific pay grade in an effort to balance both internal and external equity.What is a salary grading scale?
General Schedule (GS) base pay varies from the GS-1 level at $19,738 per annum to $143,598 per annum at step 10 of the GS-15 grade, not including locality pay adjustments. The Senior Executive Service salary tops out at $219,200 per annum. The average annual salary for full-time non-postal employees has increased to just over $87,500 in 2019.What is wage pay scale?
A wage-grade pay scale uses a set of standardized grades to rate positions in terms of compensation. Any employee hired into a position with a particular grade receives the same paycheck, even if the jobs may involve very different activities.