Resident Benefits and Salary
Residents are employees of Los Angeles County. Resident salaries are determined in negotiations among the county’s legal bargaining unit, the Council of Interns and Residents, and the county’s Department of Health Services.
Salaries for the four-year residency are highly competitive with that of other programs. External moonlighting — off-campus in community settings — is permitted on a select basis. To moonlight, a resident must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent visa; have a California medical license; demonstrate excellent clinical and academic performance; have completed four months of outpatient work; and receive approval from the residency program director.
Effective Salaries for Residents entering Program June 24, 2021
|Housing||$4,000 housing allowance|
|Bonus||$2,000 for interns progressing to second residency year|
|Meals||$10 per meal, $28 per day at LAC+USC Medical Center; meals are reimbursed during off-campus rotations at $25 per day|
|Parking||Available at no cost at LAC+USC Medical Center|
|Vacation||Residents are entitled to 24 days paid vacation each year|
|Sick leave||8 days per year|
|Professional liability insurance||Provided (Los Angeles County self-insures)|
|Maternity leave||Available — most residents use sick leave, vacation time and limited unpaid leave|
|Parental leave||Available as required by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993|
|Medical/dental benefits||Choice of several offered plans; family coverage available at additional cost|
|Life insurance||$2,000 term policy is provided; additional insurance may be purchased|