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Staff by Pay System
Full-Time Civil Service Employees by GS, 210g, SES, and Wage Board
Professional Staff by Type of Doctoral Degree

Employment
Year Number of
employees
  Year Number of
employees
  Year Number of
employees
  Year Number of
employees
1930 140   1950 2,888   1970 13,243   1990 16,181
1931 150   1951 3,012   1971 14,002   1991 16,947
1932 165   1952 3,277   1972 13,789   1992 17,405
1933 139   1953 3,888   1973 12,931   1993 18,664
1934 160   1954 4,621   1974 13,318   1994 17,210
1935 159   1955 5,412   1975 13,897   1995 16,537
1936 183   1956 6,334   1976 14,495   1996 16,440
1937 695   1957 7,215   1977 14,658   1997 16,680
1938 912   1958 7,145   1978 14,610   1998 16,565
1939 1,048   1959 8,484   1979 14,439   1999 16,993
1940 1,137   1960 9,109   1980 14,634   2000 17,615
1941 1,367   1961 10,175   1981 14,984   2001 18,249
1942 1,456   1962 11,037   1982 14,869    
1943 1,352   1963 11,511   1983 15,449    
1944 1,144   1964 11,822   1984 15,212    
1945 1,090   1965 12,194   1985 14,799    
1946 1,436   1966 12,643   1986 14,479    
1947 1,505   1967 11,730   1987 15,243    
1948 2,245   1968 13,105   1988 15,486    
1949 2,937   1969 13,350   1989 15,206    
 
Source: Division of Personnel Management, NIH.

Staff by Pay System
Year Commissioned
Corps
Civil Service
Full­time
Other
Civil Service
Total
1948 189 1,633 4231 2,245
1949 251 2,061 625 2,937
1950 279 2,038 571 2,888
1951 352 2,150 510 3,012
1952 401 2,313 563 3,277
1953 473 3,110 305 3,888
1954 515 3,811 295 4,621
1955 595 4,422 395 5,412
1956 664 5,189 481 6,334
1957 761 5,806 648 7,215
1958 777 6,1972 1713 7,145
1959 803 6,676 1,005 8,484
1960 875 7,166 1,068 9,109
1961 943 8,026 1,206 10,175
1962 1,049 8,964 1,024 11,037
1963 1,153 9,341 1,017 11,511
19644 1,184 9,700 938 11,822
1965 1,189 9,985 1,020 12,194
19665 1,329 10,137 1,177 12,643
1967 1,248 9,392 1,090 11,730
1968 1,354 10,522 1,224 13,105
19695 1,271 10,163 1,916 13,350
1970 1,221 10,042 1,980 13,243
1971 1,190 10,939 1,873 14,002
19725 1,174 10,453 2,162 13,789
1973 1,026 10,284 1,621 12,931
1974 1,048 10,574 1,696 13,318
1975 999 10,644 2,254 13,897
1976 1,030 11,055 2,410 14,495
1977 1,001 10,972 2,865 14,658
1978 1,005 11,077 2,528 14,610
1979 972 11,135 2,332 14,439
1980 951 11,252 2,431 14,634
1981 934 11,660 2,390 14,984
1982 831 11,571 2,467 14,869
1983 779 12,092 2,578 15,449
1984 747 12,055 2,410 15,212
1985 729 11,777 2,293 14,799
1986 730 11,658 2,091 14,479
1987 725 12,436 2,082 15,243
1988 703 12,713 2,070 15,486
1989 673 12,512 2,021 15,206
1990 822 13,248 2,111 16,181
1991 876 13,953 2,118 16,947
1992 901 14,344 2,160 17,405
1993 1,003 15,304 2,356 18,663
1994 956 14,241 2,013 17,210
1995 901 13,722 1,913 16,536
1996 846 13,717 1,877 16,440
1997 794 14,172 1,714 16,680
1998 711 14,051 1,803 16,656
1999 611 14,547 1,835 16,993
2000 516 15,265 1,834 17,615
2001 466 15,993 1,850 18,249
 
1 Includes consultants, members, cooperative employees, and a few miscellaneous employees (through 1957).
2 Includes visiting scientists and staff fellows (through present).
3 Includes part­time and intermittent employees and excludes consultants (through present).
4 As of Sept. 1.
5 As of Oct. 1.
Source: Division of Personnel Management, NIH.

Full-Time Civil Service Employees by GS,
210g
1, SES2, and Wage Board
Year GS 210g SES Wage
Board
1948 1,397 --- --- ---
1949 1,760 --- --- ---
1950 1,603 1 --- 7
1951 1,712 4 --- 8
1952 1,848 7 --- 9
1953 2,248 8 --- 9
1954 2,735 13 --- 9
1955 3,513 19 --- 890
1956 4,164 30 --- 995
1957 4,682 44 --- 1,080
1958 4,989 45 --- 1,147
1959 5,324 53 --- 1,184
1960 5,570 58 --- 1,445
1961 6,226 82 --- 1,597
1962 6,976 90 --- 1,736
1963 7,294 96 --- 1,780
1964 7,690 92 --- 1,764
19653 7,979 95 --- 1,777
19664 8,037 92 --- 1,828
1967 7,315 79 --- 1,847
1968 8,365 81 --- 1,864
19694 8,081 80 --- 1,781
1970 8,063 86 --- 1,665
1971 8,474 90 --- 1,935
19724 8,376 89 --- 1,487
1973 8,047 84 --- 1,489
1974 8,257 72 --- 1,598
1975 8,398 71 --- 1,622
1976 8,490 77 --- 1,650
1977 8,331 79 --- 1,526
1978 8,552 80 --- 1,510
1979 8,447 5 190 1,538
1980 8,492 5 183 1,614
1981 8,800 5 179 1,598
1982 8,614 4 170 1,544
1983 8,873 3 167 1,559
1984 8,815 3 169 1,442
1985 8,650 3 170 1,397
1986 8,734 2 171 1,329
1987 9,354 1 172 1,313
1988 9,654 2 175 1,234
1989 9,635 2 177 1,197
1990 10,295 6 189 1,240
1991 10,908 7 190 1,188
1992 11,193 10 195 1,114
1993 12,172 15 226 1,094
1994 11,538 15 219 986
1995 11,270 13 208 874
1996 11,323 13 109 841
1997 11,775 13 182 798
1998 11,739 11 171 793
1999 12,659 8 172 757
2000 12,424 8 150 701
2001 12,781 8 135 654
 
1 Through 1955, known as Public Law 692 employees. Changed from 208g, PHS Act of 1975.
2 As of Sept. 1.
3 As of Oct. 1.
4 Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
Source: Division of Personnel Management, NIH.

Professional Staff by Type of Doctoral Degree
Year M.D. Ph.D. D.D.S. D.V.M. Other1 Total
1958 529 431 --- --- 70 1,030
1959 563 527 --- --- 62 1,152
1960 594 565 --- --- 61 1,220
1961 667 614 --- --- 68 1,349
1962 776 604 --- --- 78 1,458
1963 890 710 --- --- 111 1,711
1964 961 730 --- --- 134 1,825
1965 982 757 --- --- 135 1,874
1966 1,150 848 50 47 48 2,143
1967 1,079 719 54 48 36 1,936
1968 1,102 781 128 47 32 2,090
1969 1,066 825 127 51 40 2,109
1970 1,010 888 127 53 44 2,122
1971 1,026 945 118 61 64 2,214
1972 1,011 995 105 62 59 2,232
1973 939 1,131 44 46 43 2,203
1974 978 1,164 43 42 35 2,262
1975 1,001 1,117 44 42 47 2,251
1976 993 1,159 58 58 44 2,312
1977 1,008 1,200 55 68 59 2,390
1978 996 1,277 53 66 59 2,451
1979 1,001 1,314 55 71 60 2,501
1980 1,054 1,413 61 73 74 2,675
1981 1,135 1,448 58 71 66 2,778
1982 1,145 1,457 57 79 58 2,796
1983 1,220 1,697 61 73 57 3,108
1984 1,251 1,799 59 74 58 3,241
1985 1,215 1,777 53 79 59 3,183
1986 1,206 1,738 55 80 58 3,137
1987 1,316 1,800 53 78 54 3,301
1988 1,386 1,756 52 87 75 3,356
1989 1,315 1,571 50 86 67 3,089
1990 1,422 1,540 48 93 63 3,166
1991 1,480 1,557 43 95 58 3,233
1992 1,535 1,665 42 97 83 3,422
1993 1,546 2,489 24 75 208 4,342
1994 1,439 2,178 21 61 183 3,882
1995 1,241 2,009 26 59 173 3,508
1996 1,077 1,940 12 48 159 3,236
1997 959 1,824 10 47 152 2,992
1998 1,031 1,989 15 31 384 3,450
1999 929 1,954 15 28 378 3,304
2000 838 1,943 11 28 513 3,333
2001 732 1,824 10 27 512 3,105
 

1 Includes D.D.S., D.V.M., etc., through 1965.
Source: Division of Personnel Management, NIH.

 
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