Child Salary & Benefits

Salary & Benefits

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School offers an extensive benefits package to all Neurology residents. For a more in-depth description of house staff benefits, please visit the NJMS Graduate Medical Education website.

Salaries for the 2024-2025

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School provides a comprehensive salary which gives residents the flexibility of living on either side of the Hudson River:

PGY1    $70,660.00
PGY2    $73,473.00
PGY3    $77,606.00
PGY4    $82,139.00
PGY5    $84,3200.00



  • All residents paid by NJMS have access to health insurance, a prescription drug program, dental care, disability insurance, and life insurance.
  • An educational stipend of $500.00 is provided for books and journals yearly. In addition, residents are given $600.00 to attend resident orientation in June.
  • Our scheduling system is designed to provide coverage in the event of sudden illness or personal emergency.
  • An e-mail newsgroup has been created as part of a central database for scheduling requests as well as general updates, deadlines and information on social functions.
  • Daycare facilities are available for house staff at minimal cost.
  • All expense trips are covered for conferences if the resident is the first author of a presentation.


House staff receive employment contracts valid for a maximum of one year. The contract refers to the duration of appointment, salary, training level (PGY), vacation, health benefits, liability coverage, uniforms, and the obligations of the appointee.


Meals or meal cards are provided for residents that are on call at all hospitals.

Educational Resources

  • MD Consult is offered for free to the house staff as well as a database of recent clinical guidelines. In addition, full text journal articles are available online from the library.
  • Medical library resources are available at all three institutions.
  • Up-to-Date is available to all house staff.
  • Links to Micromedex, Lippincott, medical textbooks, and full text journal articles are available in the East Orange VA's computerized medical record.
  • Residents are provided with a complete four-year curriculum including goals and objectives, as well as current literature that is distributed at the start of each rotation.
  • All residents are assigned a mentor who will assist interns in choosing electives, becoming involved in research, and obtaining their desired fellowship training or private practice position.

Professional Liability

Residents are covered for medical liability as part of their contract during their four years of employment.

Please see our GME page for a more comprehensive look at benefits, CIR contract and policies.