Residency Salaries, Benefits, and Extras

Current Salary Scale

PGY-I $57,233 $4,769.42
PGY-II $59,130 $4,927.50
PGY-III $61,453 $5,121.08
PGY-IV $63,879 $5,323.25
PGY-V $66,493 $5,541.08
PGY-VI $68,964 $5,747.00
PGY-VII $71,257 $5,938.08
PGY-VIII $75,008 $6,250.67
NOTE: The compensation of a Chief Resident Physician should be paid according to their step assignment as a Resident Physician (title code 2724) plus an additional fixed annual stipend as Senior/Chief Resident under title code 2725.


  • Four weeks paid vacation per year
    1. Includes 7 days of educational leave
    2. Taken in 1 week blocks every 3 months - includes holidays and weekends
    3. Requests are to be submitted 3 months in advance
    4. Intern's vacations are scheduled by the department (2 weeks every 6 months approximately)
  • Health Plan Benefits (incl. coverage for eligible dependents) carrier Blue Cross Anthem
  • Dental Benefits (incl. coverage for eligible dependents) carrier - Delta Dental
  • Vision Benefits (incl. coverage for eligible dependents) carrier - Vision Service Plan
  • Prescription Benefits (incl. coverage for eligible dependents) carrier - UniCare/
    Wellpoint/ProServ 1-800-700-2541
  • Long Term Disability (employee only)
  • Life Insurance (employee only)- carrier The Standard Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (employee only)
  • Professional Liability (DOES NOT COVER MOONLIGHTING)
  • Parental Leave: Maternity (two weeks paid leave) and Paternity (1 week paid leave). However, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the ACGME require that Orthopaedic Surgery residents complete 60 months of training. If vacation is NOT used the parents might find it necessary to extend their residency in order to complete this requirement.
  • Meal Cards are provided when on-call at UCI Medical Center
  • A lab coat cleaning service is provided FREE of CHARGE
  • 2 lab coats are purchased for you at the beginning of your internship year
  • A pager is furnished FREE of CHARGE (However, you are responsible for lost/misplaced/stolen pagers)
  • FREE literature search and photocopy privileges
  • Eligible for Schools First Federal Credit Union membership (SchoolsFirstFCU)
  • Residents receive priority for child care services at the University of California, Irvine main campus
  • Residents are eligible to purchase homes at University Hills located at the Irvine main campus
  • Scheduled social events include but are not limited to Holiday party and Annual Graduation Bones Ball
    and two day Research Forum and Orthopaedic Symposium
  • On site training for ACLS, BLS and CPR at UCIMC and most affiliate locations
  • FREE shuttle service between UCI Medical Center and UC Irvine Main Campus