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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