Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits rates are a direct cost item and represent the pooled cost of employee benefits divided by the total salaries in each University employee class.  Proposals should be budgeted using only approved fringe rates rather than basing outyears on projected rates. 



DHHS Approval Date  7/16/2021 5/6/2022 
Faculty & Research Associates (obj. codes 6010, 6020, 6030, 6040) 23.6% 22.1%
Exempt staff* (obj. codes 6050, 6051)   40.8% 37.0% 
Non-exempt/Union staff* (obj. codes 6070, 6071, 6080) 55.8% 53.8% 
Temporary (obj. code 6090, 6120) 7.8% 9.9% 
HU Postdoc (obj. code 6150) 24.9% 25.3%

Postdoc Stipendee (obj. code 6450)

Flat rate:
$10,098 / year
$842 / month

Flat rate: 
$9,536 / year 
$797 / month

The Office for Sponsored Programs Fringe Benefits Rates page contains more information about Fringe Benefits, details rates for appointment types beyond those listed above, and posts copies of recent and current Fringe Rate agreements. 

Additional details about the specific components that comprise the Fringe Rates and the Postdoc Stipendee Flat Rate may be found here:


*These rates are inclusive of the following Vacation Fringe Assessment rates: 

  FY22 FY23
Exempt Vacation Fringe 9.9% 8.8%
Non-exempt/Union Vacation Fringe 10.0% 9.3%


For help calculating vacation fringe on professional staff salaries, see Personnel: Professional Staff
For policy information related to vacation fringe, see the Absence Management Policy (OSP)