Resident Benefits and Salary

Postgraduate physician’s salaries and benefits are established periodically by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, by way of County ordinance and/or through an applicable Memorandum of Understanding with the Joint Council of Interns and Residents (JCIR).

The present salary scale is as follows:
PHYSICIAN, POSTGRADUATE SALARIES October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020

YEAR LEVEL MONTHLY SALARY YEARLY SALARY
GY-1 $4,620.39 $55,444.66
GY-2 $5,018.56 $60,222.81
GY-3 $5,437.69 $65,252.25
GY-4 $5,859.71 $70,316.57
GY-5 $6,270.38 $75,244.51
GY-6 $6,695.23 $80,342.70
GY-7 $7,094.58 $85,134.90

An educational bonus of $2000 will be given to PGY 1s who will do their second year at a County facility. PGY 2s, 3s and 4s in the Ob-Gyn program will receive an annual one-time, lump sum bonus equal to $2% of the current salary in effect on July 1 of each year of the contract.

Benefits

  • Meals are provided while on duty.
  • White coats are furnished.
  • Parking is available to all postgraduate physicians.
  • Professional Liability Coverage (aka malpractice insurance) is provided without cost.
  • Disability insurance is available through the Joint Council of Interns and Residents (JCIR).
  • Health Insurance:
    Residents are entitled to enroll in one of several programs approved by Los Angeles County. Dependents are eligible for enrollment, however the resident will be responsible for any premiums related to dependent coverage.
  • Dental Insurance
    Residents may choose from several dental plans available. Dependents are eligible for enrollment, however the resident will be responsible for any premiums related to dependent coverage.
  • Life Insurance
    A $2,000 term life policy is provided to employees at no charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased for you and your dependents.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
    Los Angeles County offers AD&D coverage as an employee option. This coverage includes the resident, as well as dependents, for a maximum of $250,000 or 10 times the resident’s salary, whichever is less.
  • Vacation
    Residents earn two working days paid leave per month. Scheduling of vacation must be approved by your program director.
  • GI Benefits
    Physicians who qualify for GI Benefits are eligible while training at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, provided the program is approved by the Veterans Administration.