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NIH Salary Cap Increased to $199,300 effective 1/3/2021

February 26, 2021

NIH issued final Salary Limitation on AHRQ FY2021 Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts (NOT-HS-21-007) (January 12, 2021). The Executive Level II salary was previously set at $197,300, 

and it increased to $199,300 effective January 3, 2021.


Though NIH will not automatically increase awards to accommodate the new salary cap, you can begin to charge at the new salary level as of January 3, 2021. Reference a history of Salary Caps and refer to NIH guidance.