Salary and Benefits

Patient checking a resident's heart

Those selected for the residency program receive the following salary and benefits:

Salary Information

The following is a breakdown of resident salaries for 2018-2019:

  • PGY-1 $52,025.00
  • PGY-2 $53,592.00
  • PGY-3 $55,306.00
  • PGY-4 $57,202.00

A "matched student" who moves to Columbus, Ohio from 50 miles or more to begin residency will receive up to $2,000 to assist with relocation expenses (minus applicable income tax)


21 days of vacation yearly for all 4 years. 7 days conference time yearly during PGY-2, 3,& 4. Seven Days off to Interview during PGY-3 or 4 years


Additional time off for major holidays based on departmental holiday schedules


36 days over 4 years for personal illness, family illness, bereavement, birth of a child, adoption


Nationwide Children's Hospital & The Ohio State University

Academic Fund

  • $100 - PGY-1
  • $550 - PGY-2
  • $650 - PGY-3 & 4

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

NCH Meals & Beverages
Monthly Meal Allowance with additional "On-Call Meals". Coffee Service in Resident Center.

OSU Parking and Meals
All residents receive an OSU faculty parking pass, allowing access to parking garages adjacent to the OSU Medical Center. Meal allowances are also provided for each block.

Phone Allowance
Residents are eligible for $200 (minus applicable income taxes) toward the purchase of a smartphone. Details will be provided during orientation.

Lab Coats & Scrubs
2 NCH lab coats; 2 OSU lab coats and 2 sets of scrubs for each Children's and OSU.

Sponsored Life Support Certs & Renewals
AAP's Neonatal Resuscitation Course, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Trauma Course.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning
The OSU Medical Center provides free laundry and dry cleaning to all house staff.

Sports Facilities
Ohio State has recently opened two of the best recreation facilities in the country, the Recreation and Physical Activity Center and a West Campus satellite facility, the Adventure Recreation Center.

Additional Benefits


Personal Malpractice (within confines of residency) Disability Insurance (during residency) Life Insurance (during residency)


Employee Health Benefit Plan (includes medical, dental, and vision)


OSU Faculty appointment entitles resident to faculty privileges at OSU facilities which includes the use of library copiers, athletic facilities, and golf course, and discount passes for OSU cultural events.


AHA Handbook of Emergency Cardiac Care. Harriet Lane Handbook. Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.


Temporary, Permanent, & Renewal of Medical Licenses


PAID AAP Membership & PREP Subscription
ACP Membership for Interns
National Med-Peds Residency Association

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, Ph.D., Vice-President of Children’s Institute for Pediatric Education, at (614) 722-4905 or the OSU GME Office at (614) 293-6606 if you have questions. View Resident Contract