Salary and Benefits

Pay and benefits for Family Medicine residents

The terms and conditions of resident training and employment are specified in the employment agreement (resident contract), including training obligations, stipend and benefits. Copies of the employment agreement, yearly rotation schedule, call schedules and other information are provided at the interview.

Annual salary

  • PGY1: $53,731.39
  • PGY2: $55,830.94
  • PGY3: $58,144.74
  • PGY4 (chief resident): $85,000


Health insurance

All residents (and their families at minimal cost) are offered individual health insurance including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, under the Scripps Medical Insurance Plan. Residents may participate in the Scripps Wellness Program.


Four weeks per year (20 working days) for all residents. Up to 10 additional days for PTO (medical leave, family emergencies).

Sick leave

All residents have a 10 day bank that is used for sick leave as well as holidays recognized by Scripps when residents may not be scheduled to work (i.e. Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, etc.) depending on their call schedule.


All residents in graduate medical education programs in the state of California must possess a California license prior to the end of their PGY-2 year. First year residents (PGY-1) are not eligible for licensure in the state of California.

Professional liability coverage

Professional liability coverage is provided by Scripps to all Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista residents for claims that arise out of the performance of their duties as Scripps employees.

Counseling service

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, free, short-term professional counseling for employees and family members.


Free physician parking is available.


Residents receive a meal card for $30.00 per week, upon completion of medical records, with additional meals during Friday and weekend coverage.

Educational stipend

An annual stipend is available that can be used toward the purchase of books, educational software, USMLE application, conferences, medical licensure and DEA.

Educational resources

All residents have 24/7 access to the Medical Library at Scripps Mercy Hospital via their identification badge. The Medical Library is staffed with personnel who can assist with research and journal article retrieval. In addition, there are online journals and links to UpToDate, DynaMed, PsycINFO, Embase, AccessMedicine, Cochrane Library, and PubMed. These online resources are also available from home.