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Salaries & Benefits

Information for Applicants

Available Positions:

The Categorical Pediatrics Program offers up to 6 PGY1 positions each year. The combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program offers up to 4 PGY1 positions each year.

Salaries and Benefits

The salaries for the current academic year are listed below. Residents are paid twice per month.

  • PG-1 - $54,062
  • PG-II - $56,068
  • PG-III - $57,878
  • PG-IV - $59,632


Residents are allowed 16 days of vacation per year. No more than 5 days of vacation may be taken from any rotation. No vacation may be taken during the month of December or inpatient service rotations. As per the ACGME Requirements, residents must have a minimum of 16 working days (or 32 half day sessions) in a rotation in order to receive full credit for that rotation.

Uniforms and Laundry

The hospital provides two white Laboratory Jackets (embroidered with your name and department) and laundry service.


Free parking is provided in specific lots, designated for the sole use of residents.

Resident Library:

In addition to the new, state of the art Learning Center that opened in January 2007, the Residents also have access to material in the Children's Hospital residents' work room.  The comfortable area also contains individual work spaces and 24- hour on-line access to the National Library of Medicine and the Genome Data Base.  Files are kept on a wide varierty of topics and subjects.   Several monthly journals are also kept in the library.  The library has 24-hour access to computer based learning in preparation for the board examination.

Book Money:

All residents receive an annual book money stipend.  These funds are available to be used for books, software, exam fees, conferences and other approved items with educational value. 

Educational Meetings:

The program will provide a one-time reimbursement for presentations by a resident of a poster, article, abstract or project to a state, regional or national meeting up to $750 for hotel, meals, registration, and/or transportation.  Professional conferences and meetings must be approved in advance by the Program Director and the Department Chair.

Other Benefits: 

There are a selection of health benefits including medical, dental and vision along with flexible spending account options.  More information regarding these benefits are available upon request and during the onboarding process. 

On campus child care is available for residents with small children at the WVUH  Child Development Center. There is a waiting list for this service, so apply early.

A hospital cafeteria card is provided for meals when on call.

Residents also have access to the WVU Fitness/Recreation Center, complete with weight rooms, gymnasium, indoor/outdoor jogging tracks, climbing wall, indoor swimming pool, racquetball, squash, tennis courts as well as group fitness classes.

Research Funds:

Both technical and financial support are available for residents to support their research activities. See our research section.