FY 2019 Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements


The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 6, 2019, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $192,300.

For more information, see the full Guide Notice.


  1. Hello, I would like to confirm the policy on the paycap of salary for a university investigator (e.g. university PI) who is on a SBIR award with a small company. Is it correct to state that the NIH salary paycap applies to university awardees on a SBIR award as it does for other NIH grants such as R01’s and P01’s?