Demographics

Summary

The total National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workforce Demographics for the fourth quarter fiscal year 2020 (Q4 FY20) data was downloaded from the nVision Human Resources Database on October 23, 2020. The data is current as of 9/30/2020. The NIH workforce is depicted by race and ethnicity, sex, and disability status.

Please note the data only includes information on full-time equivalent employees. Commissioned Corps, Advisory Council members, trainees, fellows, and contractors are excluded. Employees classified in six racial groups (white, black, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or two or more races) are all non-Hispanic. Employees classified as Hispanic may identify with any racial category. The race and ethnicity of employees is based on self-reported data.

There are four categories for disability status: Not Identified (employee chose not to disclose whether he/she has a disability); No Disability (employee reports he/she does not have a disability); Reportable Disability (employee reports some type of disability); and Targeted Disability (this is a subset of a reportable disability which includes severe disabilities such as total blindness, deafness, and missing extremities).

TOTAL NIH WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHICS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 FOURTH QUARTER

(As of September 30, 2020)

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Race & Ethnicity

  • 54.8% White
  • 20.6% Black
  • 19.1% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 3.9% Hispanic
  • 1.0% Two or more races
  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Sex

  • Male: 7,448 total men equals 40.9% Men
  • Female: 10,751 total women equals 59.1% Women
  • Grand total of 18,199 equals 100%

Disability Status

  • 6.4% Not Identified
  • 86.0% No Disability
  • 7.6% Reportable Disability
  • 2.1% Targeted Disability

Targeted Disability is a subset of Reportable Disability.