Salary and Benefits

House officers receive an extensive range of benefits through the University of Chicago Medicine. The following is only a brief outline of some of the currently available benefits.

Paid Parental Leave – Resident/fellows are eligible for up to six weeks of paid leave (at 100% of pay) within a 12-month period from the “event” to care for and bond with their children following a birth, adoption or foster care placement.  For the birthing parent, this is in addition to the 4 weeks of paid medical leave.

Health Insurance – House officers may choose from one of four health plans. As an incoming resident/fellow you will be defaulted into the University of Chicago Medical plan (UCHP) – Single coverage.

Dental Plans – Optional dental plans provide comprehensive dental benefits to residents/fellows through a network of private practice dentists.

Life Insurance – Residents/fellows may choose from a variety of coverage options. Basic $50,000 coverage is available at no cost.

Vision Service Plan – Residents/fellows have the option of enrolling in a Basic or Enhance plan

Personal Accident – Optional coverage available.

Long-Term Disability – No cost to residents.

Vacation – 20 days of paid vacation each contract year.

Sick Leave – Five paid sick days each contract year.

Medical Leave – Four-week (20 days) paid leave for medical, including pregnancy, purposes.

Resident/fellow spouses, civil union partners and dependent children up to the age of 26 qualify for tuition remission at eligible University of Chicago schools. Tuition remission will be 50% of actual tuition cost to the employee minus any grants, scholarships and gifts.

For more information, click here to view the Resident/Fellow handbook


Competitive Salaries

 For the 2021-2022 year:

PGY-1 $63,654
PGY-2 $67,685
PGY-3 $70,019
PGY-4 $73,202

Additional benefits include: flexible spending accounts, workers’ compensation, supplemental retirement annuities, the employee assistance program, Family Medical Leave Act, leave of absence, funeral leave, educational meeting leave, lab coats, reduced parking rates and meal tickets when on call overnight. More information about benefits will be provided to house officers during orientation. If you need assistance before then, please call the office of housestaff affairs at (773) 702-6760.


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