Resident Benefits and Salaries

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Available trainee health and welfare benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

UC Resident Benefits 

CIR-SEIU UCLA Resident Contract Benefits

Graduating? Learn about benefits extension through Cobra

UC Safe Harbor Retirement Savings Plan

Residents and fellows are automatically enrolled in the UC Safe Harbor plan, and will continue to be enrolled as long as they are employed by the University of California in an eligible appointment.

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Behavior Wellness Center (BWC)

The BWC staff is committed to providing behavioral health support tailored to UCLA Health housestaff.

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Fatigue Mitigation Transportation Program

Get home safely after work. Use app-based services such as Lyft and Uber to go home after a shift and back to work the next day.

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The Boulevard apartments

Dedicated University Housing

UCLA Housing, in a joint venture with UCLA Medical, purchased The Boulevard in 2020. The 5-building apartment complex is located on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles. The complex features a contemporary modern style with ground floor retail in the larger buildings and is prioritized first to UCLA Medical’s House Staff.

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Housestaff Salaries

Below you will find an up-to-date list of annual housestaff salaries, broken down by year.

Resident/Fellow Salaries

*Salary rates subject to negotiation effective 7/1/2022
PGY
1 $76,379
2 $78,513
3 $81,126
4 $83,855
5 $86,796
6 $89,575
7 $92,154
8 $96,374
9 $96,881

Chief Salaries

In-training Chief Residents receive a $50/month stipend in addition to the appropriate PGY-level salary.

UCLA MD and DO Housestaff enrolled in ACGME-accredited training programs are represented by CIR-SEIU and receive the following benefits:

  • Educational Stipend: $500/year (PGY 1); $1,000/year (PGY 2+)
  • Housing stipend of $1000/month is included in salary
  • Meals: $3,000 annual allocation for use in UCLA Hospital cafeterias (Westwood & Santa Monica)
  • Residents/Fellows have access to an App-based meal delivery service available for use at select hospital rotation sites.
  • Relocation Reimbursement: Newly appointed Residents receive up to $2,750 in reimbursement for expenses incurred due to relocation. Subject to the University’s Travel and Relocation Policy.
  • License Reimbursement: Covers initial License and renewal fee, USMLE Step 3 fee

"The fact that they’ve invested so many resources into Residents here speaks to how valuable they think you are as a person. I think that’s important in something where you’re also trying to take care of other people, so you want to be taken care of as well." 

Dr. Ashley Vuong, UCLA Emergency Medicine