2003-2004 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 2003-2004 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 should be used in all proposals submitted to extramural sponsors on or after February 24, 2003 with an anticipated beginning date of July 1, 2003 or later. Multiple year proposals should include an estimated increase for future fringe benefit costs.

Doctoral Institutions



University Cluster Institutions

Classification of Salaries University Cluster
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 41.50
Classified Staff 56.00
LTE 43.00
Project & Teaching Assistants 30.00
Research Associates & Interns 34.00
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 7.65
Student Hourly 2.50
FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS UNIVERSITY CLUSTER 2003-2004
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
PROJECT,
TEACHING &
RESEARCH
ASSISTANTS
%
RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES &
INTERNS
%
AD HOC SPEC
& UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.12 0.13          
Unemployment Compensation 0.15 0.11 1.28        
Workers' Compensation 0.38 0.41 0.46        
Social Security (FICA) 6.10 6.20 6.20   5.40 6.63 1.74
Medicare (FICA) 1.44 1.45 1.45   1.28 1.45 0.41
Health Insurance 18.46 37.35 27.49 30.69 25.11    
Life Insurance 0.06 0.11          
Retirement 13.60 13.60 7.64        
Adjustment 1.19 -3.36 -1.52 -0.69 2.21 -0.43 0.35
TOTAL 41.50 56.00 43.00 30.00 34.00 7.65 2.50