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middle management (uncountable)

  1. (business) In a large organization, the group of managers or administrators who occupy positions in the company hierarchy which, generally, are above the level of front-line supervisors but below the level of vice-presidents .
    • 2001, Claudia Wallis, "Onward, Women!," Time, 24 June:
      The [wage] gap can also be attributed to . . . the difficulty they have had in penetrating the so-called glass ceiling, a bias barrier that keeps so many women from moving beyond middle management.

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