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Salary & Benefits

UCSD Pediatric residents are compensated according to the UCSD Medical Center housestaff salary scale. In support of our residents education and well-being, we also provide residents with educational resources, research grant funds and other benefits listed below.

Educational Support

  • Access from home and hospitals to electronic medical journals
  • Institutional subscription to Up-To-Date
  • Complimentary white coat, jacket, scrubs, and laundry service
  • Program-funded PALS/NRP certification
  • Reimbursement for USMLE Step 3 and initial medical licensing fees
  • DEA license paid for by UCSD during training
  • AAP membership, including PREP and Peds In Review    
  • Leadership training retreats for all residents
  • Travel to conferences when presenting poster or paper
  • Intramural research funding for residents

Salary (2023-2024)

​PGY1 ​$6,699/month ​$80,388/year
​PGY2 ​$6,891/month ​$82,695/year 
PGY3 ​$7,127/month ​$85,521/year
PGY4 ​$7,373/month ​$88,471/year


  • $750 Eduction stipend/year
  • Excellent Health, Life, Disability, Dental, and Vision Care insurance benefits for residents and their spouse/domestic partner/dependents
  • Insurance - health, dental, and vision
  • Daily noon Conference and Saturday Morning Wards Breakfast Meals provided at Rady
  • Malpractice Insurance covered by training program
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan (403(b) plan)
  • Free parking at most sites
  • Taxi service for post-call transportation if residents are too tired to drive home


  • Four weeks paid vacation + 4 days around Christmas or New Years
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Paid parental bonding leave
  • Sick leave ​

Housestaff Policies & Guidelines

Information about UCSD policies and procedures, housestaff benefits, licensure and registration is available on the Office of Graduate Medical Education   website.

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