Policies and Guidance

 

Salaries for Postdoctoral Positions

  • The minimum salary for postdoctoral positions is $47,476 per year, effective December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2022.
  • As of January 1, 2023, the minimum salary for postdoctoral positions will be $50,000 per year.
  • The NIH stipend rates for NRSA fellows may also be used as suggested guidance (e.g., FY2022 rates here).
  • All grant proposals that support postdoctoral positions are strongly encouraged to include a 3% annual escalation for the salaries of postdocs.

 

Summary Table of Postdoctoral Appointment Types

 
Summary Table of Postdoctoral Appointment Types
  Postdoctoral Fellow Affiliate
Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
or Brittain Fellow

Term of Appointment Recommended
1-3 years;
5 years maximum
1-3 years;
5 years maximum
1-3 years;
5 years maximum

Compensation/Stipend
(Paid by)
Salary
(Georgia Tech)
Fellowship stipend
(Direct from sponsor or via Georgia Tech)
Salary
(Georgia Tech)

Compensation/Stipend Minimum
Set by EVPR/Provost
(see Salaries section above)
Set by sponsoring agency Set by EVPR/Provost
(see Salaries section above)

Tax Reporting Form
W-2 1099 W-2

Tax Withheld by Georgia Tech
Federal and state None for U.S. citizens and permanent residents Federal and state

Georgia Tech Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Yes No Yes

Background Check
Required Required Required

Health Insurance Eligibility
USG Employee Student health insurance plan USG Employee

Retirement Benefits
TRS or ORP (with employer match) Not eligible TRS or ORP (with employer match)

Annual Leave
14 hours/month (Specified by sponsoring agency) 14 hours/month
(None if on a 9-month academic year contract)

Sick Leave
8 hours/month (Specified by sponsoring agency) 8 hours/month

BuzzCard
Required Required Required

Access to Georgia Tech Services*
Yes Yes Yes

Ethics and Haven Training Module
Required Required Required

Eligibly to be PI on an Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yes Yes Yes

Eligibly to be PI on Research Grant
Can be Co-PI, if school chair or unit director approves Not Eligible Can be Co-PI, if school chair or unit director approves

 

*Including access to the Employee Assistance Program, Library, Parking and Transportation, Office of Postdoctoral Services programs and services, etc.

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