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Salary and Benefits

Housestaff Salary and Benefits




PGY1: $57,790.00

PGY2:  $61,016.00

PGY3:  $63,933.00

PGY4:  $67,172.00

PGY5:  $70,404.00

PGY6:  $73,773.00

PGY7:  $77,379.00



Vacation Leave:  Twenty-eight (28) calendar days (this is equivalent to 20 workdays).


Sick Leave:  During the first year of employment, a house staff physician shall be advanced twelve (12) sick days at the time of employment; however no additional days shall be accrued during the first year of employment.  Thereafter, house staff shall accumulate credit for sick leave at the rate of one (1) day a month for each month of service.


Holidays: New Year's Day; M.L. King Jr.'s Birthday; Lincoln’s Birthday; President’s Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veterans' Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day. In addition, each housestaff physician will be eligible for a floating holiday, which he/she can schedule in advance subject to operational needs.  Housestaff required to work on the hospital holidays will be provided with a compensatory day.


Educational Stipend: $1500 annually to be used for books, conferences, and other educational materials.  A receipt is required for reimbursement and must be turned in directly to your program coordinator at any time. 


Maternity/Paternity Leave: Housestaff physicians shall be granted maternity and paternity leave to cover periods of pregnancy, newborn childcare, and/or newly adopted childcare.


Family & Medical Leave: An eligible employee may take approved unpaid family and medical leave of up to twelve (12) weeks per rolling twelve (12) month period.


Parking: Parking is available to Hospital housestaff physicians. The cost is $70 per month.


Cafeteria: Housestaff physicians will be provided with a meal allowance of $211.54 per pay period ($5,500 per year).  The card can be used at any time during cafeteria opening hours, every day of the week.


Counseling Services: Counseling services are available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Lab Coats/Scrubs:  At the time of initial hire, housestaff physicians will be furnished up to two (2) lab coats free of charge. During employment, replacements will be furnished free of charge when the condition of the coat so warrants.   Two sets of scrubs will be provided to each housestaff physician on an annual basis, free of charge.


Malpractice Insurance:  Covered at 100%.


Health Insurance: County provides health benefits to housestaff physicians and dependents. The County offers to the housestaff physician and his/her family the option of choosing a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) from those available and federally qualified in the Chicago area for this health coverage.


Dental Insurance: All residents are eligible to participate in the County’s Dental HMO plan at no cost.


Life Insurance:  Housestaff shall be provided with life insurance in an amount equal to their annual salary at no cost.  


Housestaff Association: The Cook County Hospital Housestaff Association (HSA) is the union representing interns, residents and fellows employed by the Hospital.

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