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Benefits & Pay at the NIH

There are many benefits to working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This section of the OHR website explains the benefits that are available to permanent NIH employees, new federal employees External Web Site Disclaimer, and former NIH employees.

Information in this section of the site includes benefits news, information on changing your benefits, benefits FAQs, information on insurance, leave, payroll, as well as information on retiring or separating from the NIH.

Please review the pay section of the site for information on the various pay models in use at the NIH, including Title 5, Title 38, and Title 42.

NIH Federal Benefits Summary Sheet

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