I did the same thing, basically.At the new job I'm starting soon, I took a down-level to Sr for a pay increase No management duties, IC role, more pay. Yes, please. Although they're hybrid so I'm a scummy interloper for this thread I need to get out of my house though, so it'll be a good change.
I'd probably still be there if my 1-up didn't leave and if I didn't end up having all his management shit roll downhill onto me.
They asked about that in the interview (my current title) and you could see the manager smile when I mentioned how management is an entirely different skillset. I don't think many truly appreciate that until you get a taste. I was trying to serve 2 masters and did so poorly. That context-switching is a fucking beast of a task.
Worked my way up to manager, and basically a month later took another job as IC at a pay jump (even after the pay jump to manager), and it was a concern.
Now I'm leading/coordinating and playing out a ton of mgmt-esque duties and, I think, about to get tapped to fill our manager role