Salaries and Benefits

Our residents receive many benefits that allow them to take advantage of special educational events and conferences, bond with one another, and enjoy living in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. All residents receive the same benefits, regardless of track. You will find below a highlight of the benefits residents in our program receive as well as the full current contract.

Salaries and stipends have been established at the following levels:

2014-2015 Salary 2015-2016 Salary Educational Stipend
PL1: $58,444 PL1: $59,613 PL1: $1,050
PL2: $61,969 PL2: $63,208 PL2: $1,900
PL3: $65,538 PL3: $66,849 PL3: $3,200

Vacation and Leave Days (annually)

  • Four weeks of vacation
  • Four day holiday leave
  • Three personal days
  • Seven educational days
  • Twelve sick leave days

Educational Benefits

  • Generous yearly educational stipend
  • Significant discount on Children’s National ABP review course
  • ABP Certification Exam registration fee reimbursement of $1,600
  • AAP membership fee waived
  • Unrestricted State Licensure fee reimbursement
  • USMLE Step 3 fee reimbursement

Financial Benefits

  • High base salary
  • 401K matching
  • Stipend for lab coats and scrubs
  • Reimbursement for mileage between work sites
  • Post-call cab fares
  • Discounted on-site parking

Opportunities for Resident Bonding

  • Annual two-night intern retreat
  • End of year party
  • Beach week at end of intern year
  • PL-2 day off and PL-3 day off

Other Benefits

  • Resident Union
  • Night-float system (with significant reduction in 24-hour calls)
  • Two full-time Resident Assistants (tasks include faxing discharge summaries to PMDs, coordinating follow-up, and scheduling radiology tests)
  • Patient Care Trust Fund (used to buy gifts and supplies for patients)
  • Non-resident inpatient services and physician extenders (NPs and PAs) on multiple hospital services to reduce resident clinical workload
  • Stringent ACGME duty hour monitoring (the mean number of hours/week worked by our residents is 57)

More details about employee benefits can be found here.

Contracts Information

Residents at Children’s National have been members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a national Resident Union, for more than 20 years. The Union serves to negotiate the contract every three years, through which residents receive a number of benefits.

View current contract

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