Salary & Benefits

All salary, benefit and general policy information for residents and fellows is provided through the UA College of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education.

For the latest salary schedule, click here.

Salary Schedule

The salary schedule for residents and fellows in the 2016-17 fiscal year that ends June 30, 2017, is:

Clinical Assistant I$54,075
Clinical Assistant II$56,650
Clinical Assistant III$59,225
Clinical Assistant IV$62,006
Clinical Assistant V$65,405
Clinical Assistant VI$68,186
Clinical Assistant VII$72,100

The salary schedule for the 2017-18 fiscal year that starts July 1, 2017, is:

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 at the UA College of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education applicant webpage.


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

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Meals (when on nights)
  • 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 and scrubs allowance
  • 22 days paid vacation
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick-leave accrued at 1st day per month
  • Book/electronic/professional development allowance
  • 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 webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: The benefits information changed July 1, 2016, when a transition occurred 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. This includes the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South hospital campuses and related outpatient ambulatory care facilities. Refer to the links listed above for the latest information.