The NIH is a federal agency and employs several thousand people under different employment mechanisms. Many NIH employees are appointed and paid under Title 5 (the General Schedule) and their pay is governed by regulations and guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Additionally, there are several other types of pay systems at NIH which provide differing benefits.
Please click on the pay resources below to learn more about the various types of pay systems.
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Employment Certification
OHR certifies employment for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after an individual has made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan, while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
Title 5 Pay
Title 5 Pay covers employees under the General Schedule (GS) and Wage Grade (WG) pay plans. This section also includes Senior, Executive & Scientific pay under ES, SL, ST, and EX pay plans.
SBRBPAS Pay is a mechanism to recruit and retain outstanding and qualified scientific and technical experts in the fields of biomedical research, clinical research evaluation, and biomedical product assessment.