The NIH workforce demographic data was downloaded from the nVision Human Resources Database on April 19, 2018 and is current as of March 31, 2018. The workforce is depicted by race/ethnicity, sex and disability status. As of March 31, 2018, NIH had a total population of 17,592. The NIH’s population by sex was 41.5% male and 58.5% female. The largest racial/ethnic groups for NIH were white employees, who represented 57.1% of the population, and black employees who represented 20.6% of the population. Individuals with targeted disabilities represented 1.4% of the total workforce.

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 the four racial groups (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native) are all non-Hispanic. Employees classified as Hispanic may identify with any of the four racial categories. 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).


(As of March 31, 2018)


The Total National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workforce Demographics for second quarter fiscal year 2018 data was downloaded from the nVision Human Resources Database on April 19, 2018. The data is current as of March 31, 2018. The NIH workforce is depicted by race and or ethnicity, sex and disability status.

By sex, there were 7295 males at 41.5 per cent of the NIH workforce. There were 10,297 females at 58.5 per cent of the NIH workforce. The NIH grand total population was 17592. By race and or ethnicity, 57.1 per cent were white. 20.6 per cent were black. 3.5 per cent were Hispanic. 18.3 per cent were Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.5 per cent were American Indian/Alaska Native.

By disability status, 3.7 per cent did not identify their disability status. 89.0 per cent reported not having a disability. 7.3 per cent reported having a disability. 1.4 per cent of the NIH population reported having a targeted disability. Targeted disability is a subset of reportable disability.