Current and Historical Employee Benefits (EB) Rates
The MIT fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Click on the fiscal year for the applicable rate agreement.
|Period||Rate Type||On-Campus Research, Full Time Equivalent of 50%+ (1)||Off-Campus Research, Full Time Equivalent of 50%+ (1)||General & Funds, Full Time Equivalent of 50%+ (1)||<50% Full Time Equivalent Employees & Non-Registered Students (2)|
(1) The full-time EB rates are applied to all non-student employees (students include research assistants) whose total MIT appointments are at least 50%. Certain special program compensation is not subject to EB.
(2) This rate applies to both part-time employees (those with less than a 50% appointment) and non-registered students, whether Research-On, Research-Off, or General & Funds.
Overview of Employee Benefits Rate Process
MIT’s costs for Employee Benefits (EB) are aggregated in EB cost pools, which are then allocated across all applicable salary and wage bases.
Each EB cost pool is allocated across the four Salaries & Wages Bases:
- Research-On Salaries & Wages – salaries and wages of all on-campus, full-time (at least 50% effort), benefits-eligible employees charged to research projects
- Research-Off Salaries & Wages – salaries and wages of all off-campus, full-time (at least 50% effort), benefits-eligible employees charged to research projects
- General & Funds Salaries & Wages – salaries and wages of all full-time (at least 50% effort), benefits-eligible employees charged to general, fund and other non-research accounts
- Part-time Employees and Non-registered Students Salaries & Wages – salaries and wages of all part-time employees (< 50% effort) and non-registered MIT students as indicated by the “Reduced EB” designation in the cost element description
Click here for a chart of EB and Vacation rate applicability by cost element.
The EB rate for each Salaries & Wages (S&W) base is equal to the EB costs allocated to the respective S&W base divided by the S&W base.
The costs that are classified as allowable employee benefits are charged to all Institute salaries and wages; unallowable costs are not charged through the EB rates. Costs charged to federally sponsored research are considered direct costs when related salaries are a direct cost; they are considered indirect costs when related salaries are an indirect cost.