Understanding SharePoint 2013 Roles
Outlined below are the rights, permissions, capabilities and responsibilities of four kinds of SharePoint users: End Users, Power Users, Site Owners, Site Collection Administrators and SharePoint Farm Administrators. Use these roles as a guide to help you select the SharePoint 2013 training that best fits your needs.
This is the most common user, who contributes content to the site, works with documents and list items, but has no responsibility for site configuration and maintenance.
Has the characteristics and permissions of the End User, plus responsibilities for creating and maintaining components of the site, including lists, libraries, web pages and more.
Has the characteristics and permissions of the Power User, plus overall control of the site, including designing the site, managing permissions and creating sub-sites.
Site Collection Administrator
Has the characteristics and permissions of the Site Owner, plus overall control of a site collection. A site collection is a discrete unit with its own users, permission levels, and features.
SharePoint Farm Administrator
Is the individual in charge of the entire SharePoint installation, controlling all site collections, web applications, storage and maintenance.