Salary and Benefits

Resident with male patient

Nationwide Children's residency program value's a resident's work life and personal time. Please review all the benefits available to our residents. If you need any further clarification, please e-mail Kathy Trace at or call (614) 722-4414.

Salary Information

Salaries for 2019 - 2020 Pediatric Residents are:

  • PL-1: $56,943
  • PL-2: $58,700
  • PL-3: $60,312

Paid Relocation

A “matched student” moving to Columbus will receive assistance with relocation expenses.

Paid Time-Off

  • PL-1 YEAR - 21 Days Vacation + 6 Days Holiday Break
  • PL-2 YEAR - 21 Days Vacation + Conf. Time (per guidelines) + 6 Days Holiday Break
  • PL-3 YEAR - 21 Days Vacation + Conf. Time (per guidelines) + 6 Days Holiday Break
  • (Holiday Break is taken over Christmas or New Year’s)

Paid Leave

28 Days over three years.

Other uses: Personal illness; family illness; bereavement; birth of a child; adoption and personal days. 

Academic Fund

  • PL-1 YEAR - $500
  • PL-2 YEAR - $500
  • PL-3 YEAR - $900

Uses: Professional meetings; medical books; journals; software; professional memberships, etc.

Paid Meals

  • Monthly Meal Allowance on ward, ICU, ED Senior, & Night Float rotations
  • Catered Evening Meals on Weekends
  • Coffee Service in Resident Center

Paid Fees

  • Paid Training License and USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 fees
  • Paid Parking Fees: Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University
  • Paid Memberships: AAP Membership 

Lab Coats and Scrubs Provided

  • Two Lab Coats or One Lab Coat and One Fleece Jacket
  • Three Sets of Scrubs

Sponsored Life Support Certs & Renewals

  • AAP's Neonatal Resuscitation Certification & Recertification
  • Basic Life Support Recertification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification & Recertification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification
  • Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Certification


  • Paid Insurance
    • Personal Malpractice (within confines of residency)
    • Disability Insurance (during residency)
    • Life Insurance (during residency)
  • Shared Premiums
    • Employee Health Benefit Plan (includes medical, dental, and vision).

Sponsored Events

  • Annual Housestaff Social Fund
  • Annual Holiday Parties
  • Resident Recognition Dinner
  • Shrimp Extravaganza
  • Ongoing Resident Planned Get-Togethers
  • Resident Wellness Program

Retreats & Orientation

  • New Resident Orientation
  • PL-1 Retreat -Two Days
  • Supervisory Training Workshop - Two Days
  • PL-2 Retreat - One Day
  • PL-3 Retreat - One Day


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital NICU
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital PICU
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Night Admitting
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Emergency Department

On-site Child Care

Children's has an on-site child care facility that is available to all employees. Early registration is encouraged due to limited class size.

Resident Contract

Special circumstances for individual programs may result in some deviations in the contract. Please contact the individual Program Director or Karen E. Heiser, PhD, Vice-President of Nationwide Children’s Institute for Pediatric Education, at (614) 722-4905 if you have questions. View Resident Contract.