Argonne National Laboratory

With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, wellness programs and a stimulating and attractive work environment, Argonne is a tremendous place to pursue your career.

Employee benefits are a key factor when evaluating a career opportunity. At Argonne, you’ll find a comprehensive array of benefits to meet a variety of needs.

In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as adoption assistance, an on-site child care center and auto and homeowners’ insurance. 

Wellness plays an important role in life at Argonne. We offer a variety of wellness programs and opportunities to help you get and stay healthy.

Health Plans

We offer competitive, affordable plans to help you manage your health care. Both our PPO and HMO medical plans, provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, cover preventive care at 100 percent. Also available: a dental plan; long-term disability, life and business travel accident insurance; and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care.


Argonne employees save for retirement with defined contribution plans administered through Fidelity Investments. After six months, employees contribute at least 2.5 percent of their base pay to their account and the Lab contributes 9 percent, with immediate vesting.

Paid Time Off

We offer excellent paid time-off benefits that include sick leave, holidays, vacation, and parental leave.


Argonne offers free or low-cost voluntary programs to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle that integrates “brain, body and balance.” Take advantage of on-site health screenings, medical exams, flu shots, exercise programs, health coaching, physical therapy and more. On a campus surrounded by a lush forest preserve, our employees enjoy walking, running and biking paths and participate in volleyball and ultimate frisbee. Check out our cafeteria, with its healthy food choices.

Benefits Information

As an employer of choice, Argonne provides a generous benefit program. Information is available in the following brochures.

Health Insurance Rates (Employee Cost)

Medical Plan Comparison

Medical Plan Providers: Under "Select a Health Plan," choose Network Type: PPO or Blue Advantage HMO
Delta Dental Providers: Choose either Delta Dental Premier or PPO

Retirement Plan Provider