Trainee Salary: 

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 provided by Atrium Health LiveWELL Health Plan for medical and dental insurance for the House Staff and their family members
  • Dental coverage under DELTA Dental
  • Vision coverage by Community Eye Care with no copay for eye exams and annual allowance for eyewear up to $200
  • Vision plan and other voluntary benefits are available with premiums being payroll deducted
  • 10 days of vacation with 5 additional days to be taken during PGY 3 or subsequent year (not each additional year)
  • Professional liability, life and disability insurances are provided for House Staff only
  • $1900 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 – see Lab Coat policy 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 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows link below.

2019-20 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows