What comes between junior and senior?

Well, not “medior” at any rate. That’s a fabrication, an anglicization.

It’s a term used in particular in job descriptions and on recruitment sites for someone with a bit of experience who can’t be called a junior but who they can’t yet justify paying the salary of a senior…

  • alternative: mid-level
  • alternative: just describe it – “with three to five years’ experience” or something like that

The same with family names (seen more frequently in US English): the dad is Senior, the son is Junior and there ain’t no Medior.

Prevalence: high. CVs, recruitment, job functions and so forth. High enough that there are thousands of hits now on English-language websites. Largely non-native, of course.
Frequency: high. If the author thinks it’s English, the website is going to be liberally peppered with the term.
Native: no. First time I came across it, I genuinely didn’t know what it meant.

Published by Mike Wilkinson

Twenty years of translating and editing Dutch into English, as well as writing and publishing in English.

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