Salary Cap Increase for USAID Contracts 2021

The Office of Personnel Management has published an increase to the salary cap used by the U.S. Agency for International Development on contract awards.  The new salary cap (known as the “USAID contractor salary threshold” or CST) for agencies without a certified SES Performance Appraisal System is now $183,300, which equates to a maximum daily rate of $705.

Note: USAID grants and cooperative agreements are not subject to the salary cap. Only contract proposals and awards.