Graduate Medical Education

Salary & Benefits

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  • The St. Luke’s graduate medical education program offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Residents who have successfully completed the St. Luke’s residency program and moved into practice have commented that the cost of living in the Lehigh Valley is lower and they found that they had more buying power than in the large cities.


    Current Salary Structure

    Post Graduate Year Current Salary FY20 with 2% Increase
    PGY-2 $57,974 $59,133
    PGY-3 $61,502 $62,732
    PGY-4 $63,969 $65,248

    Note: Salaries effective July 1, 2019.  Salaries start in PGY-1 and correspond to the number of years in the resident’s chosen program.

  • Insurance

    • Choice of health care plans for residents and their dependents
    • Dental insurance for the resident and his/her dependents (after six months of employment)
    • Life insurance equal to the yearly salary
    • Long-term disability insurance*
    • Option to purchase short-term disability insurance
    • Malpractice insurance

    *Coverage effective 6 months from date of hire.


    Paid Time Off

    • 4 weeks paid time off
      • 3 weeks personal
      • 1 week professional

    Education

    • Book allowance - $550 per year
    • Payment of licensing and examination fees required for advancement in the program

    Conference and Travel Allowance

    • Funding up to $2,000 for a conference in the last year with the approval of the Program Director and Chief Academic Officer
    • One additional conference yearly with a $2,000 stipend when a resident at any level of training has a paper accepted at a national conference

    Other Benefits

    • iPad mini for Epic use
    • Prescription plan for the resident and dependents
    • Free meals on-call
    • Free on-site covered parking
    • Lab coats provided and laundered
    • Employee assistance program
    • Child development center provides day care for hospital employees' children at competitive rates (adjacent to St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem Campus)
    • Credit union membership
    • Financial Planning
    • Membership in the St. Luke’s Health & Fitness Centers
    • Tax sheltered annuities - option to establish payroll deductions for pre-tax contributions
    • Flexible spending accounts – option to establish pre-tax deduction to pay for non-reimbursed medical expenses and/or dependent (child or elder) care
    • Resident Well-Being: Various resident appreciation events and items including breakfasts, clothing items, get-togethers, and wellness activities.