Kaiser Permanente provides its residents and fellows with a compensation program that is highly competitive in today’s market. We approach salary and benefits as a total compensation package: wage programs, pay practices, paid time off, educational leave, and ancillary benefits such as child and elder care, are all part of a compensation structure that sustains a comfortable quality of life for our residents and fellows.
For a full description of our resident benefits, download our brochure
See table below.
- Major Medical
- Outside Mental Health
Each year you receive three weeks of paid vacation and one week of paid educational time per program approval.
There are six paid holidays per year. Holidays include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
ACGME residents and fellows are eligible for a Housing Stipend. The full-year amount varies by medical center. Please see below for details.
As a Kaiser Permanente resident and fellow you are eligible for reimbursement for the following educational and license fees incurred while completing your residency with us.
- USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Exam
- California Medical License & Renewal
- California Postgraduate Training License
- DEA Certificate (starting in PGY-2)
Each year you are also eligible to receive a $500 reimbursable allowance for educational materials. Your Program Director will discuss how to qualify for reimbursement. In the final year of training, an additional week of leave and $1,000 professional conference allowance may be available.
- ACLS, PALS, NRP as required
- BLS for Health Care
- Lab Coats
Sick Leave and Disability
Sick leave is provided. Short-term disability insurance is available for a nominal charge through payroll deduction. A parental leave policy has been established.
Medical malpractice insurance is provided to you within our medical center by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
A meal allowance is provided.
Private rooms are provided when you are on call.
2020-2021 Salary Structure
*effective January 27, 2020
2020-2021 Benefit Package At-a-Glance
USMLE Step 3
COMLEX Level 3
CML if joining a training program
CML if already in/continuing in the same training program
|Postgraduate Training License (PTL) Application||$491||DEA||$731||Educational Materials||$500||Educational Materials||$500|
|Educational Materials||$500||Educational Materials||$500||Professional Conference||$1,000|
|Medical Center||Full Year Amount (received in biweekly pay)|
|San Bernardino County||$6,000|
*Based on the locality-specific cost-of-rental data, the annualized amounts per medical center