Benefit Rates

The table below contains two sets of staff benefit rates, which have been approved for use in fiscal year 2019, as well as includes estimates for FY 2020 through FY 2023. The benefit rate in the Grant column is to be used for all grant funded activities. The grant benefit rates are governed by federal OMB Circular A-21, which sets forth the rules and eligibility of allowable costs that are directly charged to a sponsored project.

Staff benefit rates are reviewed and approved annually, so the rates for FY 2020 through FY 2023 are only estimates.

Staff benefit rates
Classification Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2021 Fiscal 2022 Fiscal 2023
Non-Grant Grant Non-Grant Grant Non-Grant Grant Non-Grant Grant Non-Grant Grant
Full-time 38.50% 35.74% 39.46% 36.63% 40.72% 37.80% 41.67% 38.69% 42.66% 39.61%
Part-time 16.50% 16.44% 16.50% 16.44% 16.50% 16.44% 16.50% 16.44% 16.50% 16.44%
Student 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70% 1.70%

The new staff benefit rates should be used for positions created after July 1, 2018.

If you have questions or require additional information about this change, please contact the Budget Office at 529-0464. For questions related to grant and contract staff benefits, please contact the Grants and Contracts Office at 529-5405.

For a list of all past rates, view the Benefit Rate History.

Rate Composition

Non-Grant

FY2019 Full-Time Benefit Rate Composition
Benefit Rate (%)
Health Insurance 18.47%
Retirement 14.04%
Medicare 1.45%
Workers Compensation 0.37%
Other-Micellaneous 4.17%
Total 38.50%

FY2019 Part-Time Benefit Rate Composition
Benefit Rate (%)
Retirement 14.58%
Medicare 1.45%
Workers Compensation 0.37%
Unemployment 0.05%
Tuition Waiver 0.05%
Total 16.50%

Grant

FY2019 Full-Time Benefit Rate Composition
Benefit Rate (%)
Health Insurance 18.47%
Retirement 14.04%
Medicare 1.45%
Workers Compensation 0.37%
Other-Micellaneous 1.41%
Total 35.74%

FY2019 Part-Time Benefit Rate Composition
Benefit Rate (%)
Retirement 14.58%
Medicare 1.45%
Workers Compensation 0.37%
Unemployment 0.05%
Total 16.45%