In 2009, the School formally adopted the NIH/NRSA stipend guidelines as the minimum salary for Harvard Chan School postdoctoral research fellows. These guidelines are based on years of postdoctoral experience, and will also be used as a baseline for setting salaries for other annual appointees.
In order to offer competitive salaries, departments and PIs are encouraged to pay postdocs and other researchers as generously as they are able, beyond the NIH guidelines. Salaries for postdoctoral research fellows will be adjusted annually to adhere to the most recent NIH/NRSA stipend guidelines.
The figure below summarizes the current guidelines. For more information, please visit the NIH/NRSA website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-047.html
YEARS OF POSTDOC EXPERIENCE — MINIMUM SALARY
- 0 Years — $43,692
- 1 Year — $45,444
- 2 Years — $47,268
- 3 Years — $49,152
- 4 Years — $51,120
- 5 Years — $53,160
- 6 Years — $55,296
- 7+ Years — $57,504