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Graduate Medical Education

Salary and Benefits

Pediatric Residency
  • 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 Annual Salary
    PGY-1 $63,399
    PGY-2 $67,225
    PGY-3 $69,921

    Note: Salaries effective July 1, 2022. Salaries 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 their dependents
    • 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 vacation
      • 1 week sick/personal
    • Sick time will accrue at a rate of one day per month

    Education

    • Education Allowance - $600.00 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 with the approval of the Program Director and the Chief Academic Officer
    • One additional conference yearly with a $1,500 stipend when a resident at any level of training has a paper accepted for presentation at a meeting

    Other Benefits

    • Device Allowance
    • Prescription plan for the resident and dependents
    • On-call meal allowance
    • Free on-site parking
    • Scrubs and white coats
    • 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
    • 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