Postdoctoral Associate Minimum Salary

Cornell has established minimum annual salary for postdoctoral associates at the National Institutes of Health National Service Awards (NIH NSRA) zero years of experience stipend level, regardless of actual experience.

  • The level for federal fiscal year 2024 is $61,008.
  • The minimum rate is not applicable to postdoctoral fellows, unless otherwise provided by the fellowship award.

Salary for postdoctoral associates and fellows on NIH awards must follow the minimum salary requirements based on years of experience.

For NIH details, see

For more information about Cornell employee benefits available to postdocs, see the Office of Postdoctoral Associates site.