NIH Workforce Profile FY21Q2

NIH Workforce Profile

Fiscal Year 2021, Second Quarter

In pursuing the advancement of equity within the NIH workforce, we know that our journey begins with transparency. Through our profiles, we describe the demographic composition of the NIH workforce and utilize the data to investigate potential disparities which may present barriers to equity in the scientific workforce. The ongoing analysis of our workforce data allows us to tell the story of the people here at NIH who work not only to advance biomedical research, but to bring equity to those who serve our country in the pursuit of scientific discovery.

NIH Total Workforce


NIH Total Workforce Infographic

NIH Total Workforce

RACE & ETHNICITY: Hispanic or Latino = 724, 3.9%; White = 10038, 54.3%; Black or African American = 3798, 20.6%; Asian = 3586, 19.4%; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 16, 0.1%; American Indian or Alaska Native = 131, 0.7%; Two or more races = 185, 1.0%; Grand Total = 18478, 100.0% Grand Total, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 131, 0.71%, Asian (alone), 3586, 19.41%, Black or African American (alone), 3798, 20.55%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s)724, 3.92%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 16, 0.09%, Two or more races, 185, 1.00%, White (alone), 10038, 54.32%, Total Count of Workforce Type, 18478, 100.00%

SEX: FEMALE = 10916, 59.1%; MALE = 7560, 40.9%; OTHER = 2, 0.0%

No Disability = 85.8%; Not Identified = 6.5%; Non-Targeted Disability = 5.6%; Targeted Disability = 2.1%; *Targeted Disability is a subset of reportable disability; Grand Total = 100.0%


NIH Total Workforce by Job Category Infographic

Race/Ethnicity

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 22, 1.03%, Asian (alone), 342, 15.99%, Black or African American (alone) 656, 30.67%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s) 68, 3.18%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 3, 0.14%, Two or more races 11, 0.51%, White (alone), 1037, 48.48%, Total Count of Workforce Type, 2139, 100.00%

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone)77, 1.00%, Asian (alone), 772, 10.05%, Black or African American (alone)2592, 33.73%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s)356, 4.63%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 6, 0.08%, Two or more races 115, 1.50%, White (alone), 3766, 49.01%, Total Count of Workforce Type, 7684, 100.00%

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone)32, 0.37%, Asian (alone), 2472, 28.56%, Black or African American (alone)550, 6.35%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s)300, 3.47%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 7, 0.08%, Two or more races 59, 0.68%, White (alone), 5235, 60.49%, Total Count of Workforce Type, 8655, 100.00%

Grand Total, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone)131, 0.71%, Asian (alone), 3586, 19.41%, Black or African American (alone)3798, 20.55%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s)724, 3.92%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 16, 0.09%, Two or more races, 185, 1.00%, White (alone), 10038, 54.32%, Total Count of Workforce Type , 18478, 100.00%

Sex

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS: FEMALE= 1762, 82.4%; MALE= 377, 17.6%; UNKNOWN= 0, 0.0%; TOTAL = 2139, 100.0%

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS: FEMALE=4730, 61.6%; MALE= 2953, 38.4%, UNKNOWN =1, 0.0%; TOTAL= 7684, 100.0%

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS: FEMALE = 4424, 51.1%; MALE = 4230, 48.9%; UNKNOWN =1, 0.0%; TOTAL = 8655, 100.0%

Grand Total FEMALE = 10916, 59.1%; MALE= 7560, 40.9%; UNKNOWN = 2, 0.0%, Total = 18478, 100.0%

Disability

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS, No Disability, 6070, 79.0%, Not Identified, 609, 7.9%, Non-Targeted Disability, 725, 9.4%, Targeted Disability, 280, 3.6%, Total Count, 7684, 100.0%

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS, No Disability,1888, 88.3%, Not Identified, 135, 6.3%, Non-Targeted Disability, 87, 4.1%, Targeted Disability, 29, 1.4%, Total Count, 2139, 100.0%

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS, No Disability,7887, 91.1%, Not Identified, 466, 5.4%, Non-Targeted Disability, 216, 2.5%, Targeted Disability, 86, 1.0%, Total Count, 8655, 100.0%

Grand Total, No Disability,15845, 85.8%, Not Identified, 1210, 6.5%, Non-Targeted Disability, 1028, 5.6%, Targeted Disability, 395, 2.1%, Total Count, 18478, 100.0%


NIH Workforce by Job Category and Supervisory Status Infographic

Race/Ethnicity

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS, White, 5235, 60.49%, Black or African American, 550, 6.35%, Asian, 2472, 28.56%, Hispanic or Latino, 300, 3.47%, Two or more races, 59, 0.68%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 32, 0.37%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 7, 0.08%, Total 8655

Supervisor, White, 1462, 74.74%, Black or African American, 89, 4.55%, Asian, 328, 16.77%, Hispanic or Latino, 66, 3.37%, Two or more races, 6, 0.31%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 5, 0.26%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 0, 0.00%, Total 1956

Non-Supervisor, White, 3773, 56.32%, Black or African American, 461, 6.88%, Asian, 2144, 32.00%, Hispanic or Latino, 234, 3.49%, Two or more races, 53, 0.79%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 27, 0.40%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 7, 0.10%, Total 6699

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS, White, 1037, 48.48%, Black or African American, 656, 30.67%, Asian, 342, 15.99%, Hispanic or Latino, 68, 3.18%, Two or more races, 11, 0.51%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 22, 1.03%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3, 0.14%, Total 2139

Supervisor, White, 92, 65.71%, Black or African American, 25, 17.86%, Asian, 18, 12.86%, Hispanic or Latino, 3, 2.14%, Two or more races, 1, 0.71%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 1, 0.71%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 0, 0.00%, Total 140

Non-Supervisor, White, 945, 47.27%, Black or African American, 631, 31.57%, Asian, 324, 16.21%, Hispanic or Latino, 65, 3.25%, Two or more races, 10, 0.50%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 21, 1.05%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3, 0.15%, Total 1999

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS, White, 3766, 49.01%, Black or African American, 2592, 33.73%, Asian, 772, 10.05%, Hispanic or Latino, 356, 4.63%, Two or more races, 115, 1.50%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 77, 1.00%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 6, 0.08%, Total 7684

Supervisor, White, 799, 61.84%, Black or African American, 310, 23.99%, Asian, 111, 8.59%, Hispanic or Latino, 48, 3.72%, Two or more races, 10, 0.77%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 14, 1.08%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 0, 0.00%, Total 1292

Non-Supervisor, White, 2967, 46.42%, Black or African American, 2282, 35.70%, Asian, 661, 10.34%, Hispanic or Latino, 308, 4.82%, Two or more races, 105, 1.64%, American Indian or Alaska Native, 63, 0.99%, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 6, 0.09%, Total 6392

Sex

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS, FEMALE, 1762, 82.40%, MALE, 377, 17.60%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 2139

Non-Supervisor, FEMALE, 1651, 82.60%, MALE, 348, 17.40%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1999

Supervisor, FEMALE, 111, 79.30%, MALE, 29, 20.70%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 140

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS, FEMALE, 4730, 61.60%, MALE, 2953, 38.40%, OTHER, 1, 0.00%, TOTAL, 7684

Non-Supervisor, FEMALE, 4002, 62.60%, MALE, 2389, 37.40%, OTHER, 1, 0.00%, TOTAL, 6392

Supervisor, FEMALE, 728, 56.30%, MALE, 564, 43.70%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1292

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS, FEMALE, 4424, 51.10%, MALE, 4230, 48.90%, OTHER, 1, 0.00%, TOTAL, 8655

Non-Supervisor, FEMALE, 3622, 54.10%, MALE, 3076, 45.90%, OTHER, 1, 0.00%, TOTAL, 6699

Supervisor, FEMALE, 802, 41.00%, MALE, 1154, 59.00%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1956

Disability

INFRASTRUCTURE OCCUPATIONS, No Disability, 6070, 79.00%, Not Identified, 609, 7.90%, Non-Targeted Disability, 725, 9.40%, Targeted Disability, 280, 3.60%, Total, 7684

Non-Supervisor, No Disability, 4939, 77.30%, Not Identified, 545, 8.50%, Non-Targeted Disability, 658, 10.30%, Targeted Disability, 250, 3.90%, Total, 6392

Supervisor, No Disability, 1131, 87.50%, Not Identified, 64, 5.00%, Non-Targeted Disability, 67, 5.20%, Targeted Disability, 30, 2.30%, Total, 1292

HEALTH AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS, No Disability, 1888, 88.30%, Not Identified, 135, 6.30%, Non-Targeted Disability, 87, 4.10%, Targeted Disability, 29, 1.40%, Total, 2139

Non-Supervisor, No Disability, 1762, 88.10%, Not Identified, 129, 6.50%, Non-Targeted Disability, 80, 4.00%, Targeted Disability, 28, 1.40%, Total, 1999

Supervisor, No Disability, 126, 90.00%, Not Identified, 6, 4.30%, Non-Targeted Disability, 7, 5.00%, Targeted Disability, 1, 0.70%, Total, 140

SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS, No Disability, 7887, 91.10%, Not Identified, 466, 5.40%, Non-Targeted Disability, 216, 2.50%, Targeted Disability, 86, 1.00%, Total, 8655

Non-Supervisor, No Disability, 6104, 91.10%, Not Identified, 379, 5.70%, Non-Targeted Disability, 149, 2.20%, Targeted Disability, 67, 1.00%, Total, 6699

Supervisor, No Disability, 1783, 91.20%, Not Identified, 87, 4.40%, Non-Targeted Disability, 67, 3.40%, Targeted Disability, 19, 1.00%, Total, 1956


NIH Selected Pay Plans Infographic

Race/Ethnicity

AD = American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 1, 1.09%, Asian (alone) 13, 14.13%, Black or African American (alone) 21, 22.83%, Hispanic or Latino 3, 3.26%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone) 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 0, 0.00%, White (alone), 54, 58.70%, Total 92

ES, EX, SL, ST = American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 0, 0.00%, Asian (alone) 4, 8.00%, Black or African American (alone) 8, 16.00%, Hispanic or Latino 0, 0.00%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 0, 0.00%, White (alone), 38, 76.00%, Total 50

RF = American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 1, 0.07%, Asian (alone) 243, 18.15%, Black or African American (alone) 40, 2.99%, Hispanic or Latino 48, 3.58%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 4, 0.30%, White (alone), 1003, 74.91%, Total 1339

RG = American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 11, 0.45%, Asian (alone) 963, 39.65%, Black or African American (alone) 71, 2.92%, Hispanic or Latino 85, 3.50%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 4, 0.16%, Two or more races, 16, 0.66%, White (alone), 1279, 52.66%, Total 2429

RS = American Indian or Alaska Native (alone) 0, 0.00%, Asian (alone) 3, 13.64%, Black or African American (alone) 0, 0.00%, Hispanic or Latino 1, 4.55%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 0, 0.00%, White (alone),18, 81.82%, Total 22

Sex

AD, FEMALE, 68, 73.91%, MALE, 24, 26.09%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, 92, 100.00%

ES, EX, SL, ST, FEMALE, 28, 56.00%, , MALE, 22, 44.00%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, Total 50, 100.00%

RF, FEMALE, 439, 32.79%, MALE, 900, 67.21%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, Total 1339, 100.00%

RG, FEMALE, 1028, 42.32%, MALE, 1400, 57.64%, OTHER, 1, 0.04%, Total 2429, 100.00%

RS, FEMALE, 4, 18.18%, MALE, 18, 81.82%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, Total 22, 100.00%

Disability

AD, No Disability, 80, 86.96%, Not Identified, 10, 10.87%, Non-Targeted Disability, 2, 2.17%, Targeted Disability 0, 0.00%, Total Count, 92, 100.00%

ES, EX, SL, ST, No Disability, 46, 92.00%, Not Identified, 1, 2.00%, Non-Targeted Disability, 2, 4.00%, Targeted Disability 1, 2.00%, Total Count, 50, 100.00%

RF, No Disability, 1227, 91.64%, Not Identified, 55, 4.11%, Non-Targeted Disability, 46, 3.44%, Targeted Disability 11, 0.82%, Total Count, 1339, 100.00%

RG, No Disability, 2223, 91.52%, Not Identified, 174, 7.16%, Non-Targeted Disability, 23, 0.95%, Targeted Disability 9, 0.37%, Total Count, 2429, 100.00%

RS, No Disability, 17, 77.27%, Not Identified, 3, 13.64%, Non-Targeted Disability, 0, 0.00%, Targeted Disability 2, 9.09%, Total Count, 22, 100.00%


NIH General Schedule and Wage Grade Pay Plans Infographic

Race/Ethnicity

GP, GR, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 1, 0.39%, Asian (alone), 42, 16.41%, Black or African American (alone), 13, 5.08%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 5, 1.95%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 2, 0.78%, White (alone), 193, 75.39%, Total, 256

GS & GM 13, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 30, 0.78%, Asian (alone), 615, 15.99%, Black or African American (alone), 880, 22.87%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 164, 4.26%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 1, 0.03%, Two or more races, 40, 1.04%, White (alone), 2117, 55.03%, Total, 3847

GS & GM 14, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 16, 0.56%, Asian (alone), 564, 19.76%, Black or African American (alone), 382, 13.38%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 97, 3.40%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 3, 0.11%, Two or more races, 32, 1.12%, White (alone), 1760, 61.67%, Total, 2854

GS & GM 15, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 7, 0.46%, Asian (alone), 246, 16.06%, Black or African American (alone), 151, 9.86%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 64, 4.18%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 1, 0.07%, Two or more races, 6, 0.39%, White (alone), 1057, 68.99%, Total, 1532

GS 11, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 14, 1.04%, Asian (alone), 190, 14.16%, Black or African American (alone), 500, 37.26%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 55, 4.10%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 4, 0.30%, Two or more races, 10, 0.75%, White (alone), 569, 42.40%, Total, 1342

GS 12, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 21, 0.84%, Asian (alone), 491, 19.72%, Black or African American (alone), 698, 28.03%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 93, 3.73%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 1, 0.04%, Two or more races, 38, 1.53%, White (alone), 1148, 46.10%, Total, 2490

GS 7 & Below, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 8, 0.99%, Asian (alone), 78, 9.64%, Black or African American (alone), 388, 47.96%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 51, 6.30%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 1, 0.12%, Two or more races, 14, 1.73%, White (alone), 269, 33.25%, Total, 809

GS 8 to 10, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 16, 1.52%, Asian (alone), 115, 10.91%, Black or African American (alone), 488, 46.30%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 46, 4.36%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 1, 0.09%, Two or more races, 18, 1.71%, White (alone), 370, 35.10%, Total, 1054

WG, WL, WS, American Indian or Alaska Native (alone), 5, 1.38%, Asian (alone), 19, 5.25%, Black or African American (alone), 158, 43.65%, Hispanic or Latino, regardless of race(s), 12, 3.31%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (alone), 0, 0.00%, Two or more races, 5, 1.38%, White (alone), 163, 45.03%, Total, 362

Sex

GP, GR, FEMALE, 134, 52.34%, MALE, 122, 47.66%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 256

GS & GM 13, FEMALE, 2633, 68.44%, MALE, 1213, 31.53%, OTHER, 1, 0.03%, TOTAL, 3847

GS & GM 14, FEMALE, 1726, 60.48%, MALE, 1128, 39.52%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 2854

GS & GM 15, FEMALE, 871, 56.85%, MALE, 661, 43.15%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1532

GS 11, FEMALE, 1012, 75.41%, MALE, 330, 24.59%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1342

GS 12, FEMALE, 1706, 68.51%, MALE, 784, 31.49%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 2490

GS 7 & Below, FEMALE, 500, 61.80%, MALE, 309, 38.20%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 809

GS 8 to 10, FEMALE, 735, 69.73%, MALE, 319, 30.27%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 1054

WG, WL, WS, FEMALE, 32, 8.84%, MALE, 330, 91.16%, OTHER, 0, 0.00%, TOTAL, 362

Disability

GP, GR, No Disability, 232, 90.63%, Not Identified, 17, 6.64%, Non-Targeted Disability, 6, 2.34%, Targeted Disability, 1, 0.39%, Total, 256

GS & GM 13, No Disability, 3271, 85.03%, Not Identified, 256, 6.65%, Non-Targeted Disability, 247, 6.42%, Targeted Disability, 73, 1.90%, Total, 3847

GS & GM 14, No Disability, 2540, 89.00%, Not Identified, 141, 4.94%, Non-Targeted Disability, 127, 4.45%, Targeted Disability, 46, 1.61%, Total, 2854

GS & GM 15, No Disability, 1404, 91.64%, Not Identified, 45, 2.94%, Non-Targeted Disability, 61, 3.98%, Targeted Disability, 22, 1.44%, Total, 1532

GS 11, No Disability, 1073, 79.96%, Not Identified, 114, 8.49%, Non-Targeted Disability, 116, 8.64%, Targeted Disability, 39, 2.91%, Total, 1342

GS 12, No Disability, 2094, 84.10%, Not Identified, 184, 7.39%, Non-Targeted Disability, 153, 6.14%, Targeted Disability, 59, 2.37%, Total, 2490

GS 7 & Below, No Disability, 520, 64.28%, Not Identified, 104, 12.86%, Non-Targeted Disability, 120, 14.83%, Targeted Disability, 65, 8.03%, Total, 809

GS 8 to 10, No Disability, 808, 76.66%, Not Identified, 86, 8.16%, Non-Targeted Disability, 109, 10.34%, Targeted Disability, 51, 4.84%, Total, 1054

WG, WL, WS, No Disability, 310, 85.64%, Not Identified, 20, 5.52%, Non-Targeted Disability, 16, 4.42%, Targeted Disability, 16, 4.42%, Total, 362


NIH Senior Leadership Infographic

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino, 2.7%, 4; White, 81.1%, 120; Black or African American, 10.1%, 15; Asian, 6.1%, 9; Grand Total, 100.0%, 148

Sex

FEMALE, 68, 45.9%; MALE, 80, 54.1%; Grand Total, 148, 100.0%

Disability

No Disability, 140, 94.6%; Not Identified, 3, 2.0%; Non-Targeted Disability, 4, 2.7%; Targeted Disability, 1, 0.7%; Grand Total, 148, 100.0%

Data Notes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workforce Demographics for the second quarter fiscal year 2021 (Q2 FY 2021) data was retrieved from the nVision Human Resources Database on April 2, 2021 with an As Of date of March 31, 2021. Please note the overall workforce data only includes information on full-time equivalent employees. Employees classified in the five racial groups or Two or more races are all non-Hispanic or Latino. Employees classified as Hispanic or Latino may identify with any combination of the five racial categories. Commissioned Corps (CC), Advisory Council (EI) and ZZ pay plans are excluded.