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Postdoc Salary and Benefits


  • 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


Postdocs who are funded by the university (funding coming from a faculty advisor or a prestigious fellowship) and are appointed as postdoctoral associates receive full Cornell benefits including health care and retirement.

To find information about benefit rates for postdocs, visit the Employee Benefits page.