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Stipends are set by the University of Utah and increase every year. Resident (Housestaff) employment is managed through the Graduate Medical Education Office.

The following trainee stipend schedule is proposed for the academic year 2023‐2024:

Training Level Stiped Amount Job Class Step
1 $ 69,330  0253 1
2  $ 71,888 0253 2
3 $ 74,594 0253 3
4  $ 77,920  0253 4
5 $ 80,713  0253 5
6 $ 85,303  0253 6
7 $ 87,665  0253 7
8 $ 92,664 0253 8



The following trainee benefits are expected to be:

Paid Leave

  • Three weeks (15 working days) of paid annual vacation, and one week (5 working days) of paid annual personal/professional development time which must be scheduled with the approval of the Program Director. Both vacation and personal/professional development time is non‐accruing.


  • Choice of health insurance plans, including hospitalization coverage – premium costs are shared between the Hospital and the trainee for health coverage for the trainee and family.
  • Group dental insurance for trainee and family at a nominal charge per month.
  • Group term life insurance up to the salary amount but not to exceed $25,000 at no charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased by the trainee.
  • Disability insurance for specialty‐specific occupation with benefit equal to approximately 66.6% of monthly earnings up to $3,000/month (less benefits from other sources) and built‐in cost‐of‐living rider.
  • Basic policy paid by Hospital. Additional individual coverage may be purchased by the trainee.
  • Malpractice insurance is provided by the hospital for professional activities that are an approved part of the training program.

Other Benefits

  • Other benefits, such as reduced tuition, bookstore discount, athletic event discounts, use of recreation facilities and others as offered to all University employees.
  •  Click here for the general University of Utah benefits. 
  • After the resident completes one year of training in our program, spouses qualify for a 50% tuition reduction. Residents qualify for reduced-cost season passes at some Utah ski areas.
  • All residents have access to networked computers, medline, and e-mail.
  • Recognizing that depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or marital and family stress can occur during training, the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Medicine provide preventive, consultative and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program. Mental health counseling is available through the Department of Psychiatry.
  • You can obtain additional information about the program from the University's Graduate Medical Education Office.

Meals and Housing

Meals are provided to on-call residents required to spend the night in the hospitals as part of their training. Call rooms are available in the hospitals for the on-call residents. Nearly all residents choose to live in nearby homes or apartments. Modest prices in the Salt Lake Valley enable many residents to purchase houses or condominiums.

Education, Licensing and Research Expenses

All residents have a $1000 education fund to be used over three years at their discretion for meetings, books, journals, and other educational materials. The costs of DEA license, Utah medical license, and medical license renewal fees, are paid by University Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics. Residents are encouraged to participate in individual research projects and to attend scientific meetings. Up to five days of educational leave per year may be taken with program director approval. Expenses incurred in association with scientific presentations by a resident at a meeting are paid by the department.


Parking is provided free of charge to pediatric, med/peds and triple board residents in the parking structure adjacent to PCH.

Medical Records, Library and Computer Access

All residents have access to a fully staffed pediatric medical library at Primary Children's Hospital. Medical records at Primary Children's Hospital are becoming fully electronic. A centralized database allows residents to access medical information on all patients seen at Intermountain Healthcare clinics and hospitals within the state of Utah. Email accounts are provided for all residents through the University of Utah.