Salary & Benefits

Extremely competitive salary and benefits are provided to interns and residents at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as a result of the collective bargaining agreement between the Committee of Interns and Residents (National Affiliate of Service Employees International Union - SEIU) and the County of Santa Clara.

Salary and Benefits for 2021-2022 year are:

  • PGY1 = $67,498.08
  • The County contributes 7.5% of an employee’s gross base salary towards a Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Each resident receives an educational stipend ($1000) for educational expenses (e.g. books, conferences, travel to present research, etc.) 
  • Interns will receive an additional day's pay for a holiday worked (thirteen recognized county holidays) 
  • Interns shall be entitled to use up to twenty (20) days of sick leave per year
  • Weekly meal allowance of $57 ($6 overage allowed)
    • $24 dollars (plus up to $6 overage) goes on meal cards used for call-day meals, Friday pancakes, snacks, etc.
    • The remaining allowance funds delicious catered meals from outside vendors for weekday educational conferences on Medicine rotations
  • Free parking and mileage reimbursement for required away rotations
  • In-hospital library and access to the Stanford Lane Library including all online journals, texts and learning resources (e.g. Up-To-Date, MD Consult)

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