Salary and Benefits

Graduate Medical Education Programs with Samaritan

Salary and Benefits

2015-16 salary information

Paid every two weeks (26 pay periods per year)
PGY 1 — $45,448
PGY 2 — $47,320
PGY 3 — $49,816
PGY 4 — $52,312
PGY 5 — $54,392
PGY 6 — $56,680

Health insurance

As a Samaritan Health Services employee, residents are eligible to participate in the benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability). Coverage will begin on the first day of the month following employment. Learn more about the health insurance offered to our employees.

Leave time

Residents receive 20 days of paid leave each academic year. Leave time can be taken in increments of one to five days. No more than five days can be taken from a rotation. It is highly recommended that five days be set aside for CME activities and specialty college meetings.  


The Office of Medical Education will reimburse residents for the cost of a limited license obtained from the Oregon Medical Board of Examiners.

Malpractice insurance

Samaritan provides, at no cost to the residents, the required professional liability insurance while participating in the program. The professional liability insurance provided does not cover activities outside the program, such as moonlighting.

CME allowance

Each resident receives $1,000 per academic year for continuing medical education purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, books, subscriptions, learning modules, applications, Up to Date and Epocrates.

AOA and specialty college membership

Residents are required to remain active members of the American Osteopathic Association and their specialty college. Costs associated with membership dues will be paid by the Office of Medical Education.


Residents will receive $100 per block to be spent at cafeteria throughout the Samaritan system. Any amount leftover at the duration of a block will be rolled over into the next block.

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