Red Circle Rate

What is a red circle rate?

A red circle rate is a pay rate that is above the maximum range assigned to the job grade. Employees who are "red circled" are usually not eligible for additional pay increases until the range maximums are increased above the individual pay rate or the employee transfers to a job with a higher pay range. 

For more information, see What are common options for merit increases when an employee is paid the maximum in his or her salary range?


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