Salary & Benefits

The salary schedule for fellows and residents in the 2018-19 fiscal year, starting July 1, is:

Clinical Assistant I$55,984
Clinical Assistant II$58,363
Clinical Assistant III$61,015
Clinical Assistant IV$63,880
Clinical Assistant V$67,382
Clinical Assistant VI$70,247
Clinical Assistant VII$74,280

The salary schedule for the 2017-18 fiscal year, ending June 30, was:

Clinical Assistant I$54,886
Clinical Assistant II$57,500
Clinical Assistant III$60,113
Clinical Assistant IV$62,936
Clinical Assistant V$66,386
Clinical Assistant VI$69,209
Clinical Assistant VII$73,182

For any updates to the above information, see the salary schedule provided by the UA College of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education.


A quick summary of benefits available to fellows and residents through June 30 follows:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • The University of Arizona tuition fee discount for resident and spouse (for new residents, available through June 30, 2016)
  • Lab coat 
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Educational leave and travel allowance for presentations at national meetings (with Department approval)
  • Use of an outstanding medical center library
  • Photocopying and MEDLINE searches
  • Notary service
  • A residents' area and computer and separate ED library with three personal computers
  • ACLS, ATLS, PALS or APLS instructor courses provided
  • Free parking

For any updates to the above information, see the UA College of Medicine GME applicant section.

PLEASE NOTE: The above benefits information will change July 1, 2016, when a transition occurs in employment of fellows and residents from the University of Arizona to Banner – University Medicine, the academic division of Banner Health. In 2015, the UA Health Sciences entered into an academic affiliation agreement for clinical teaching facilities included in the merger of Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Network, which was effected at the end of the first quarter. This includes the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South hospital campuses and related outpatient ambulatory care facilities. Refer to the links listed for the latest information.