Resident salaries as of July 1, 2023

Chief Salaries

In-training Chief Residents receive $50/month stipend in addition to the appropriate PGY-level salary.


All allowances are subject to appropriate taxes. For additional Benefit & Salary information please visit the UCLA GME website.

  • Education Stipend:  $1200/year for all PGY levels (paid out as salary)
  • Housing Stipend: $1000/month is included in salary
  • Meals: $3000/year at UCLA hospital cafeterias (Westwood & Santa Monica). Lunches provided at UCLA Noon Conferences. Funds are also provided at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and Olive-View Medical Center.
    • Residents/Fellows have access to an App-based meal delivery service available for use at select hospital rotation sites.
  • Relocation Reimbursement: Newly appointed Residents receive up to $2750 in reimbursement for expenses incurred to relocation. Subject to the University's Travel & Relocation Policy.
  • License Reimbursement: Covers initial license and renewal fee, USMLE step 3 fee
  • Uniforms: Mattel scrubs, white coats and UCLA-logo jackets
  • Leaves
    • Family Medical Leave, Pregnancy Disability Leave, CA Family Rights Act
    • Four (4) weeks Paid Parental Leave over the course of 12 months
    • Twelve (12) days Sick Leave (with one year carryover)
    • Four (4) weeks of Vacation
    • Three (3) Holidays
  • Conference Travel: Residents approved to present at conferences will be supported by the Department
  • Global Health Travel: Residents traveling for an international elective to a partner site are given financial support from the Department to offset travel costs and room/board
  • Insurance: Housestaff and dependents eligible for health, dental and vision care insurance benefits. Life insurance and disability insurance are available
  • Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC): Free mental health & counseling center with hours to support the needs of residents & medical students
  • Fatigue Mitigation Program: Reimbursement of Uber/Lyft ride home and back to work if you are too tired to drive home
  • Miscellaneous: AAP Membership

Program Events

  • Retreats: Our program provides residents with the opportunity to attend a Fall and Spring retreat to relieve residents of duties, have fun, and to conference about related residency topics. The Fall retreat is held at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and the Spring retreat is held at the UCLA Sunset Recreation Center.
  • Happy Hours: Both planned and impromptu, are well-attended and add to the strong support network and culture of the training program. 
  • Senior Banquet: Senior Banquet celebrates our Senior residents as they graduate from the residency program to start their careers as Pediatricians and Fellows.