Institutional Base Salary & Salary Cap

Institutional Base Salary

The National Institutes of Health defines institutional base salary as follows:

An individual's institutional base salary is the annual compensation that the applicant organization pays for an individual's appointment, whether that individual's time is spent on research, teaching, patient care, or other activities. Base salary excludes any income that an individual may be permitted to earn outside of the duties to the applicant organization.

NIH Salary Cap

FY2015 Salary Limits:

Based on the NIH guide notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts (NOT-OD-15-049) released on December 30, 2014, the pay scale for Executive Level II was increased to $183,300 effective January 11, 2015.  The Pay Tables for Executive and Senior Level Employees as well as other wage scales issues by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

DETERMINE APPLICABLE SALARY CAP BASED ON THE FISCAL YEAR RULES AND TIME PERIODS SHOWN BELOW

Federal FY Salary Cap
(annual rate)
Salary Cap
(monthly rate)
Use for Salaries Earned During
the Budget Period:
FY2015 $183,300 $15,275 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
FY2014 $181,500 $15,125 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
FY2013 $179,700 $14,975 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
FY2012 $179,700 $14,975 01/01/12 - 12/31/12
FY2011 $199,700 $16,642 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
FY2010 $199,700 $16,642 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
FY 2009 $196,700 $16,392 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
FY 2008 $191,300 $15,942 01/01/08 - 12/31/08
FY 2007 $186,600 $15,550 01/01/07 - 12/31/07
FY 2006 $183,500 $15,292 01/01/06 - 12/31/06
FY 2005 $180,100 $15,008 01/01/05 - 12/31/05
FY 2005 $175,700 $14,641 10/01/04 - 12/31/04
FY 2004 $175,700 $14,641 01/01/04 - 12/31/04
FY 2004 $171,900 $14,325 10/01/03 - 12/31/03
FY 2003 $171,900 $14,325 01/01/03 - 9/30/03
FY 2003 $166,700 $13,891 10/01/02- 12/31/02
FY 2002 $166,700 $13,891 01/01/02 - 9/30/02
FY 2002 $161,200 $13,433 10/01/01 - 12/31/01
FY 2001 $161,200 $13,433 01/01/01 - 9/30//01
FY 2001 $157,000 $13,083 10/1/00 - 12/31/00
FY 2000 $141,300 $11,775 01/01/00 - 9/30/00
FY 2000 $136,700 $11,392 10/1/99 - 12/31/99

 

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