Fringe Benefit Rates
Fringe benefits (FB) are employee associated costs such as health plan expenses, pension plan expenses and workman's compensation expenses, among others. These costs are expressed as a rate by employee class. The rate is the pooled costs of these benefits divided by the total salaries in each employee class. These rates are then applied to the applicable employee salary to represent the associated benefits for that type of employee.
Our sponsors will reimburse us for fringe benefit costs, expressed as a percentage of total salaries, as salaries and fringe benefits can represent the largest component of cost on a given project.