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

Salary (2021-2022)

PGY1   -  $60,400
PGY2   -  $63,100
PGY3   -  $65,700
PGY4   -  $68,800
PGY5   - $71,800

Vacation Time

  • 15 week days of paid vacation/year (PGY-2 through PGY-4)
  • 5 days of the 15 paid vacation are allocated to a holiday block (December/January). Should a resident opt out of time off during the Holiday block, the 5 days will remain in their vacation pool for that academic year. 
  • 5 additional days of vacation to be taken during PGY-3 or PGY-4.


  • Health insurance with premiums for select plans paid by Atrium Health.
  • 401K plan option with matching contribution up to 4%.
  • Dental insurance with premiums paid for by Atrium Health
  • LiveWell employee contributions towards Health Care HAS
  • Performance Plus Incentive
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision plan
  • Free meals on-call and lunch daily
  • Free parking
  • Free lab coats/cleaning

Education and Technology

  • $1,900 allotment yearly (in addition to salary) can be used for conference time (CME/travel), books, medical software
  • Five paid days off (in addition to paid vacation) to attend conference of resident choice
  • Free Up-To-Date, MD Consult, and library searches through Atrium Health and the AHEC Library Services
  • Excellent library and librarian support

More information about Atrium Health benefits are available in the 2021-2022 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows.