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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workforce Demographics

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Office published data on the demographic composition and profiles of the NIH workforce as of September 30, 2021. Data is broken down by NIH Total Workforce. Please see the Data Notes below for information on the data source and timing.

Additional data on the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) Workforce Demographics are also available describing the demographic compositions of IC’s workforce profiles.

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Figure 1: NIH Total Workforce

Figure 1: Pie chart showing NIH total workforce (18,718). Hispanic or Latino: 4.0% (744), White: 53.9% (10,096), Black or African American: 20.5% (3,837), Asian: 19.8% (3,699), Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (17), American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.7% (136), two or more races: 1.0% (189). Males: 40.7% (7,618), Females: 59.3% (11,100).

Data for employees represented in this reporting are self-identified; those classified in the five racial groups and two or more race group are all non-Hispanic or Latino. Hispanic or Latino employees are included in that category regardless of their race selection(s).

Data Notes

Produced by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): Data Analytics Branch. Data is included for onboard employees classified as permanent or temporary full-time, and part-time or intermittent as of end of fiscal year 09/30/21. Data for Contractors, Fellows, Trainees, Commissioned Corps (CC), Advisory Council (EI) and ZZ pay plans are not included. Not identified sex and race/ethnicity includes missing values. To maintain confidentiality and protect individual identification from deductive disclosure risk, values less than four are suppressed for reporting purposes and designated with an asterisk. Total calculations shown may not match those derived from detail data presented due to rounding. Data Sources: nVision that includes 09/30/21 pay period; downloaded on 12/27/21.

Source: https://www.eeoc.gov

EDI Link Out: https://www.edi.nih.gov/data/demographics

This page last reviewed on November 14, 2022