Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing its residents and fellows with a Total Compensation Program that is competitive with what is offered in the external market. We approach salary and benefits as a “total compensation” package which includes wage programs, pay practices, paid time off and benefits.
Annual Salary 2023-2024
|Position||Salary||Educational Benefits*||Total Compensation*|
|Chief Resident III
Chief Resident IV
Chief Resident V
Chief Fellow III
* Educational Benefits are based on the maximum benefits available. Actual Total Compensation may vary.
Learn about the benefits offered by Kaiser Permanente in the Total Rewards Summary.
Residents are eligible for an Educational Stipend to attend a conference or for the purchase of books, CDs or other educational materials subject to the approval of the Program Director.
PGY-1s and PGY-2s will be reimbursed up to $500. PGY-3s will be reimbursed up to $750.
Exam Fees Reimbursement
Up to $1,500 Board Exam reimbursement for graduating residents/fellows. Must complete reimbursement request and board exam application receipt by May 31 of graduation year.
Up to $925 USMLE Step 3 and COMLEX Level 3 exam fees. Exam must be completed within 180 days of beginning residency.
Board Preparation Support
- Up to $1,500 board prep exam course reimbursement (one-time only). Resident may choose preferred course.
- New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Knowledge+ Board Preparation Course: Family Medicine, Pediatric, and Adult Psychiatry Residents.
- Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) Tracker Board Preparation Course: Internal Medicine residents (Categorical Residents).
Your health and wellness are important to Kaiser Permanente. We offer a $720 (taxable) annual stipend to be used for personal health and wellness.
Residents and fellows are provided a housing stipend of $3,500 (taxable) per academic year.
Relocation Stipend – New Hire Residents & Fellows
After hire, all new KP residents and fellows receive a one-time stipend of $1000 (taxable) to offset relocation expenses.
iPhones are provided for each resident and fellow, allowing access to the electronic medical record and other applications. These are returned upon graduation/completion of the program.