2011-2012 Fringe Benefit Rates
for Extramural Support Funds

Listed below are the fringe benefits rates to be used by the University of Wisconsin System institutions in charging extramural funds for the employer's contribution to fringe benefits during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

These rates include the employer's contribution to retirement, health insurance, FICA and Medicare FICA, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, income continuation insurance and life insurance. These rates are effective July 1, 2011 for all existing and new grants/proposals. Multiple year proposals should include an estimated increase for future fringe benefit costs.

Doctoral Institutions

University Cluster Institutions

Classification of Salaries University Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 46.40
Classified Staff 83.00
LTE 38.80
Project,Teaching, and Research Assistants 46.50
Research Associates and Interns 24.10
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 8.00
Student Employees 2.90
FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS UNIVERSITY CLUSTER 2011-2012
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
PROJECT,
TEACHING &
RESEARCH
ASSISTANTS
%
RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES &
INTERNS
%
AD HOC SPEC
& UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.14 0.17          
Unemployment Compensation 0.37 0.36 1.49        
Workers' Compensation 0.31 0.29 0.39 0.31   0.31 0.31
Social Security (FICA) 5.36 5.81 5.72 0.77 6.26 6.20 2.24
Medicare (FICA) 1.26 1.36 1.34 0.18 1.46 1.45 0.54
Health Insurance 23.28 51.69 24.35 38.76 22.31    
Life Insurance 0.07 0.11 0.02        
Retirement 9.11 11.23 4.83        
Adjustment 6.50 11.98 0.66 6.48 -5.93 0.04 -0.19
TOTAL 46.40 83.00 38.80 46.50 24.10 8.00 2.90