Glossary: HR & Recruiting Definitions
Mid-level jobs are roles that require some level of experience to complete. They are a step up from entry-level positions and sit below senior-level positions. They will usually require some sort of management over entry-level employees.
Mid-level jobs are often the next step for employees after performing an entry-level role. They will usually have higher salaries and more responsibilities than entry-level positions. They will often also follow a chronological step on the career ladder. For example, an Administrative Coordinator may become an Office Manager.
How much experience is needed for a mid-level position differs by industry, and even by role, but is generally anywhere between two and eight years.
Mid-level roles cover such a huge period of time during an employee’s career and will see a huge development in skills. Because of this, mid-level positions can sometimes be split into mid-level and mid-senior level roles.
In these cases, mid-level experience in years may be defined as around two to five years, while the mid-senior level would be around five to eight years. For example:
Here, the level of mid-level management an employee will be required to take on will differ too, with mid-senior levels expected to assist with managing mid-level employees.
A number of points can help to decide whether a role is mid-level or mid-senior level, as detailed below:
Reading through some example mid-level positions can further increase understanding of this role’s level, and what skills and responsibilities are expected of a mid-level position.
Examples of Mid-Level roles include:
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