NIH Salary Cap for Federal Fiscal Year 2018

Published April 25, 2018

The NIH has increased the Salary Cap to $189,600 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 7, 2018, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. The full text can be found in the NIH notice NOT-OD-18-137.

Effective 5/1/2018, the NIH salary cap edits in HRMS will be updated to apply the new $189,600 (Level II) rate.

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) has revised the NIH Salary Cap Policies and Procedures. The revisions are noted in blue text. This document will be available on the SPA website.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact me at 314-935-7089 / jgindhart@wustl.edu.

Thanks,
Joe Gindhart
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Sponsored Projects​​​