Salary and Benefits

Being one of Portland's leading employers, OHSU is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective, and customizable benefits package to its workforce. Employee benefits packages includes benefits designed to address employees' vital healthcare requirements, support their financial stability, and promote overall well-being.

The salary levels for residents and fellows for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are outlined below. Biweekly salaries are determined by the level of postgraduate training completed within the United States.

  • Incoming medical physics residents are paid at a PGY-1 level
  • Incoming radiation oncology residents are paid at a PGY-2 level
Training Level FY 23 Salary @ 1.0 FTE (Biweekly) FY 23 Salary @ 1.0 FTE (Annual)
PGY1 $2,546.36 $66,205.29
PGY2 $2,668.05 $69,369.37
PGY3 $2,794.10 $72,646.65
PGY4 $2,933.13 $76,261.29
PGY5 $3,089.54 $80,328.16

Medical residents are provided various plans from which to choose for medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurances, with optional coverage including disability, AD&D and family coverage.  OHSU pays for most of the costs of the monthly premium for employees and part of the costs of the monthly premium for spouses and children. Residents will have default benefits on their first day physically working at OHSU. The default benefit plan covers the individual resident only. 

For its medical residents, OHSU contributes into a 457(b) plan an amount equal to 3% of the salary earned during the preceding academic year.

To learn more about OHSU's employee benefits visit: Employee Benefits

Resident Leave

OHSU's Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers generous paid time off to support residents in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and ensuring their well-being. Residents receive a combination of vacation days, sick leave, and additional time off to recharge, attend conferences, or address personal matters. These benefits promote resident wellness and contribute to improved patient care by reducing burnout and stress.

For the 2023 - 2024 academic year, resident leave includes: 20 days of paid time off (vacation), 15 working days of sick leave, four half-day wellness days, five days of educational leave, parental leave, family and medical leave, holiday leave, and much more.

To learn more about OSHU's Paid Time off for residents visit:  Paid Time Off and Leave Policy  

Other Resident Benefits

Childcare (selected child care providers offer discounts and priority enrollment)

Employee discounts (ex. Apple, Nike, Adidas, Columbia, travel, fitness, sporting events)

Resident Education Budget

Resident Meal Assistance

Retirement Plans

Transportation subsidies/discounted parking

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