Mask and Visitor Policies: Following CDC and state of NC guidance, masks are still required in all Atrium Health facilities. View our current visitor policy

During the 2019-2020 academic year, salaries for Carolinas Medical Center trainees are as follows:

  • PGY-1 – $55,108
  • PGY-2 – $56,861
  • PGY-3 – $58,712
  • PGY-4 – $61,587
  • PGY-5 – $63,387
  • PGY-6 – $66,353
  • PGY-7 – $67,292
  • PGY-8 – $69,647


  • Employer paid premiums for resident/fellow and eligible dependents/spouse are provided by Atrium Health LiveWELL Health Savings Plan with a savings account (HSA) or the option to select LiveWELL Health Co-Pay Plan with spending account (FSA), for residents/fellows and eligible dependent/spouse at a significantly subsidized biweekly premium paid by resident/fellow
  • Employer paid premiums for Dental coverage under DELTA Dental for resident/fellow and eligible dependents/spouse.
  • Vision coverage by Community Eye Care with no copay for eye exams and annual allowance for eyewear up to $200 per year for residents/fellows and eligible dependents/spouse. Premiums are paid by the resident/fellow.
  • Other voluntary benefits are available with premiums being payroll deducted
  • 15 weekdays* of paid vacation at every level. There are 5 additional days of vacation to be taken during PGY-3 OR subsequent year (Not each additional year). Vacation days are approved by the program director. *NOTE: 5 days of the 15 days paid vacation are allocated to a holiday block (December/January). Should a resident opt not to be scheduled for time off during this holiday block, the 5 days remain in their vacation pool for that academic year.
  • Professional liability, life and disability insurances are provided for House Staff only
  • $1,900 for Continuing Education and Scholarly Activity funds are provided each academic year – For more details, see Scholarly Expense Allowance Policy in the GME Policies
  • 401K
  • Lab Coats – Three coats are provided initially. One coat allowed each subsequent academic year. Laundry service provided at no charge. See Lab Coat Laundry Services Guidelines in the GME Policies
  • Meal Allowance - for more details, see Meal Allowance Policy in the GME Policies
  • Free reserved parking for residents and fellows

More information about Atrium Health benefits are available on the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows link below.

2019-20 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows

2020-21 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows