Salaries and Benefits

Interns with first paycheck

Residency appointments are for one-year but house officers are accepted with the expectation that they will complete the full course of training needed for board certification. Depending on track, residents receive their salary and benefits from Children’s Hospital or Boston Medical Center. Salaries and benefits are not identical, but the program directors continually review the salary and benefits packages work to adjust salaries when needed to ensure benefits are as comparable as possible.

The Categorical and UHAT tracks have different pay scales because they are generated from the institutional pay scales at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. For the last 6 years, the pay scale at Boston Medical Center has been lower than that at Boston Children’s Hospital, however each year the hospital leadership has been able to pay this difference to UHAT residents. Although we are not able to predict how salaries will differ between the two institutions in the future, we will make every effort possible to reconcile the salary differences between the two tracks each year.




                             Categorical Track     

                             (Salary from BCH)

Urban Health and Advocacy  Track 

(Salary from BMC)

PL-1:                      $67,900 $61,367
PL-2:                      $70,600 $63,688
PL-3:                      $73,600 $66,682
PL-4:                      $77,300
PL-5*:                    $82,600
Chief Resident:    $89,000

*Applies to combined programs
** The UHAT salaries for 2019-2020 are still being negotiated and will be posted once they are known.