Funding Agency Salary Caps

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Includes NIH, HRSA, AHRQ, CDC, CMS, SAMSA and other agencies

DHHS Salary Cap AnnualMonthly
Current
(January 3, 2021 - Present)
Academic Year$149,475 *$12,456.25
Fiscal Year$199,300$16,608.33
Previous
(January 5, 2020 - January 2, 2021)
Academic Year$147,975 *$12,331.25
Fiscal Year$197,300$16,441.67

 

Academic Year (9-month) Faculty – Current Salary Cap Calculations

For faculty paid on an academic year basis — 9-month salary paid over 12 months (09/12), the nine-month equivalent must be calculated as follows as their annual compensation rate is based on service for the 9-month academic year.

* $16,608.33 x 9 = $149,475/year or $12,456.25/month paid over 12 months.

The monthly salary rate for the academic year salary for faculty paid 09/12 from a DHHS capped fund source cannot exceed $12,456.25

 

Fiscal Year (11-month) Faculty – Current Salary Cap Calculations

For faculty paid on a fiscal year basis—annual salary paid over 12 months (11/12), the monthly capped rate of $16,608.33 ($199,300/12) is applied against their monthly 1/12th salary rate as their annual compensation rate is based on service for the full year.

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