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11 Examples of Job Levels

 , April 30, 2018
Job levels are categories of authority in an organization. Each level is typically associated with a salary range and a series of job titles. Jobs levels can be grouped into five areas: executive management, middle management, management, advisors and employees. The following is a common structure for job levels.

Senior Executive Management

Senior executive management includes any role that regularly interfaces with an organization's board of directors and other primary stakeholders such as investors. Senior executive managers may be divided into levels such as President and Senior Executive Vice President. This translates to job titles such as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Executive Management

Executive management includes any role that is visible to the board of directors. This may include multiple levels such as Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and Vice President.

Middle Management

Middle management is any role in a large organization that reports to executive management. Middle managers may have multiple teams reporting to them or they may be high level advisors with no direct reports. For example, an economist at a technology company who provides advice to executive management without managing a team. Common middle management levels include Vice President, Senior Director, Director and Associate Director.


Management roles direct and control functions in an organization. They are usually responsible for managing the performance of employees.


It is common for a modern organization to have non-management job levels known as Advisors at the same level as management. For example, a senior technical specialist or architect might be at the same level as an IT manager.


Staff are working level employees who produce the outputs of an organization. There are usually three job levels for staff typically known as Senior, Intermediate and Associate.
Overview: Job Levels
DefinitionA classification of the authority and/or salary levels of positions in an organization.
Also Known As Job Grades
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