Salary & Benefits

Flexible vacations, oustanding medical/liability coverage, and salary padded by room for moonlighting . . .

Salary by Year

PGY-1: $64,002
PGY-2: $65,998
PGY-3: $67,995
PGY-4: $69,992

  • Updated amounts above begin on July 1, 2022.
  • $1000 reimbursement each academic year for academic expenses including Medical License, USMLE Step 3, DEA certificate, etc
  • Internal moonlighting opportunities typically available by PGY-2 pending director approval

Days Off

Residents have four 24-hour periods (1 day in 7) free of patient care responsibilities each month, averaged over four weeks. During the months with GME holidays (January, February, May, July, September, and December), residents will have one additional day off for a total of 5 days off duty. During the month of November, there are two GME holidays – a total of 6 days off in November.

As of July, 2022, a new Paid Time Off (PTO) system gives each resident (regardless of training year) a bank of 6 weeks (240 hours) of leave that can be used as vacation or sick days. At the end of the academic year, the GME office will let you cash out up to 2 weeks of unused PTO days.


Two $6.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20% discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children’s Hospital, Faculty Dinning Room, FMO, the Campus Cafeterias, and the Patio Pantry. Vending machines are also available. The VA provides residents rotating there with free meal vouchers each month.

Disability and Life Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. LLMC also provides a $100,000 group term life insurance policy.

Professional Liability Coverage

Loma Linda University Medical Center provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis (up to $4,000,000 per occurance). No separate “tail coverage” is required.