Focus on the pronunciation of pay scale
English definition of “pay scale”
noun [C] (also salary scale, wage scale) HR, WORKPLACE
› the different levels of pay for a particular job, relating to different degrees of skill or experience: on the pay scale At the interview, ask where you will be placed on the pay scale. Excellent teachers can advance two points up the pay scale.
› the different levels of pay for all types of work within a particular organization or area: In today's local labor market, most jobs near the bottom of the pay scale now pay $2 to $4 an hour above the federal minimum.