Permissions in SharePoint are managed through Permission Levels. Each permission level in turn maps to multiple permissions (things that you can OR cannot do in the different areas in SharePoint). There’s a lot of excellent guidance om what the different permission levels in SharePoint allow you to do. I did not however find a quick comparison around the different permissions each permission level maps to. So thought I’ll put together a quick spreadsheet showing the differences between the more common permission levels in SharePoint.
So here it goes – nothing fancy – just a quick comparison of the common SharePoint permission levels: