Fringe Benefit Rate Estimates*

(updated 8/16/2019)


1. Personnel with base salaries above $70,000

30% of salary


2. Personnel with base salaries between $40,000-$70,000

40% of salary


3. Personnel with base salaries below $40,000

50% of salary


4. Graduate assistants

40% of salary for tuition remission

Plus graduate assistant health insurance at the following estimated rates: **

7/1/18 – 6/30/19 $2,053
7/1/19 – 6/30/20 $2,423
7/1/20 – 6/30/21$2,714
7/1/21 – 6/30/22$3,040
7/1/22 – 6/30/23$3,405
7/1/23 – 6/30/24$3,814
7/1/24 – 6/30/25$4,272
7/1/25 – 6/30/26$4,785
7/1/26 – 6/30/27$5,359

increase by 12% per year thereafter


5. Part-Time (less than 0.5 FTE) Employees, Including Part-Time Students

8.1% of salary for FICA, Medicare & Workers Comp


6. Undergraduate Students (Full Time)

none


*According to our rate agreement, fringe benefits are charged individually at actual costs. Therefore, a higher or lower rate may be estimated on a case-by-case basis, if justified in the proposal. Benefits include FICA, workers compensation, unemployment, retirement, health & life insurance.

**The rates shown above take into account that GRAs must pay 21% of the cost of their individual health benefit.  This applies to all funding sources–state accounts and sponsored program accounts.