noun. rank in a military organization.
- military rank
- flag rank
- grade (English)
- grade (French)
- pay (English)
- payen (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word paygrade
A sailor returning to active duty with the Navy is eligible for a sign-on bonus if he's a paygrade E4 or lower, and didn't receive an enlistment bonus before.
2. Noun, singular or mass
As with the NAVETs, an OSVET’s prior enlisted paygrade determines which requirements he must meet, such as how many years of prior service and how many years of broken service he can have.