What does “Individual Contributor” mean?

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The phrase, individual contributor (IC), shows up often in job descriptions. So, what does IC mean?

Let’s define it, along with some examples of where (and why) you might use it in your JDs.

Individual Contributor Meaning  

We here at Ongig define individual contributor is…an employee who is only responsible for managing themselves.

An individual contributor might not have a team to manage, but they are most often in high-level professional roles.

…And they add value to a business’s current projects. Individual contributors work most effectively with support from a leadership team member.

4 Individual Contributor Characteristics

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