Salary and Benefits


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Annual stipends (2024-2025)

PGY 1: $67,121
PGY 2:  $69,117
PGY 3:  $71,181
PGY 4:  $73,681
PGY 5: $76,937
PGY 6:  $79,414
PGY 7:  $82,303
PGY 8:  $83,908
PGY 9: $84,665
PGY10:  $88,242

Resident Medical, Parental, Caregiver Leave


Meals are available for purchase in the hospital cafeteria using cash or by signing up for the Cashless Card System (payroll deduction).

Medical Benefits

There are medical, dental and vision plans to choose from, which include eligible dependents. An employee contribution is required of each plan. Benefits start on the first day of your contract.

  • Medical: There are two plans to choose from, Skycare and Skycare Plus. If you use a MetroHealth Provider/Facility for any covered service, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles will be waived.
  • Dental and Vision plans are also available at a discounted rate
  • Basic Life Insurance is provided to the employee. Additional coverage is available at minimal cost
  • Long and Short Term Disability is optional and available for purchase through payroll deduction
  • Workman’s Compensation provides medical expense coverage for on-the-job injuries. 

Since employee contributions varies year to year, current benefit information can be obtained through [email protected]

Retirement Program

MetroHealth participates in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) plan. Employee's OPERS contribution is 10% of the annual salary. The hospital will contribute 14% for each employee. OPERS takes the place of social security deductions.

There are three choices available for you to manage your OPERS funds during your employment as well as when employment is terminated.

Malpractice/Liability Insurance

All residents and fellows employed by the hospital are provided professional liability insurance under the hospital’s coverage program with limits that meet or exceed $3 million per occurrence.

This coverage applies only to professional activities within the scope of the residents’ duties and employment. MetroHealth also provides extended reporting period or “tail” coverage after the resident leaves MetroHealth to cover claims related to services the resident provided while employed by MetroHealth. 

Safety and Security

  • All employees are required to wear a MetroHealth Medical Center Identification Badge.
  • The MetroHealth Police Department is a full-service police department that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Escort service is available during late evening hours.
  • Secure, lighted parking is available on the medical center campus. The current parking rate is $2.50 per day. Max of $25 biweekly.

Financial Resources

  • Direct Deposit of your paycheck is mandatory. You may use any bank and/or credit union account of your choice for deposits to either savings, checking or both.
  • The hospital has ATMs on-premises.

Resident Amenities

  • The House Staff Association is made up of the residents and fellows of MetroHealth Medical Center. Activities of the association include social hours, community service projects, and many activities throughout the year. Residents and fellows can opt into a prime membership for $7 biweekly contribution through payroll deduction for additional benefits as decided by HOA. 
  • Lab coats are provided for each resident and laundered free of charge by GME. Scrubs are provided by the department.
  • On-call rooms are assigned to individual services to guarantee ample on-call sleeping facilities. 
  • Please note that we do not provide permanent or temporary housing.
  • The hospital has a medical library available 24 hours a day. In addition to ClinicalKey, MDConsult, UpToDate and other electronic references, an inter-library loan service is available.
  • All residents are provided a hospital email account. Residents are required to use this email account for residency and hospital-related business.
  • All residents are provided with an alpha pager.