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. A highlight of the benefits residents in our program receive as well as the full current contract can be found below.

Salaries and Stipends

Salaries and Stipends

Salaries and stipends have been established at the following levels: 

2018-2019 Salary
PL1: $63,262
PL2: $67,077
PL3: $70,941

Educational Stipend
PL1: $1,350
PL2: $2,100
PL3: $3,400 

Vacation and Leave Days (annually)

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

Educational Benefits

  • Generous yearly educational stipend
  • Significant discount on Children’s National ABP review course
  • ABP Certification Exam registration fee reimbursement of $2,000
  • AAP membership fee waived
  • Unrestricted State Licensure fee reimbursement
  • USMLE Step 3 fee reimbursement
Financial Benefits

Financial Benefits

  • Base salary greater than or equivalent to comparable programs
  • 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

Opportunities for Resident Bonding

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

Other Benefits

  • Resident Union
  • Night-float system (with significant reduction in 24-hour calls)
  • 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)
  • Protected time for academic endeavors for those who apply for and are granted REACH project time
  • Advocacy opportunities

More details about employee benefits can be found here.

Contract Information

Contract Information

Residents at Children’s National have been members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a national Resident Union, for more than 30 years. The Union serves to negotiate the contract every three years, through which residents receive a number of benefits.

Fast Fact:

In 2015, Children’s National received submissions from 63% of all U.S. seniors and 67% of international medical students applying to pediatric residencies.

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