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 Paths

A career path is a function within the organization. Every job set fits into one of two career paths: Manager (M) or Organizational Contributor (OC).

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:

  • Organizational impact
  • Complexity of work
  • Independence and supervision
  • Leadership or talent management; and
  • Knowledge and experience