University of Wisconsin–Madison

Job Title Sets

A job title set is a grouping of related job titles with increasingly complex responsibilities and organizational impact within the same job sub-group/sub-family.


Career Levels

There are 8 possible career levels in the title sets structure. Most title sets will have 3-5 levels. Levels do not represent pay grades. Instead, they show increasing responsibility and requirements within a job title set. Career levels are determined by the following criteria:

  • Scope
    • Is this department-level, division level or campus level
  • Complexity
    • Level of complexity of job tasks
  • Impact
    • How many people and campus areas are impacted by this position