What is a word for the levels of hierarchy underneath an employee? This question is very similar to this but I'm looking for a general term for the levels themselves.

In a phrase the word would convey, "Tier levels underneath". Used in a sentence would be, "George the associate is 2 tier levels underneath Jane the senior manager".


Such a word indeed exists, see https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/a-rung-on-of-the-ladder

Thus, it's "2 rungs below someone"


How about "George the associate in middle management, is 2 levels underneath Jane, the senior manager".

Level https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/level

Middle Management https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/middle_management

  • Hoping for something more generic, like something to describe someone 2 levels below a CEO for instance wouldn't really be middle management – Mackija Jan 27 '18 at 3:58
  • @Mackija it is generic, you could also say "Jane is 2 levels below the CEO" or "Jack, the post clerk, is 10 levels below George, the associate in middle management". I would tend to use "steps" rather than "levels" but that's more of a personal preference, both are clear. – BoldBen Jan 28 '18 at 9:01

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