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

PGY1 $56,831
PGY2 $61,728
PGY3 $66,884
PGY4 $72,075
Total $257,518



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
White coats Provided
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