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Salary and Benefits


Below are the FY2023 salaries associated with each post-graduate year (PGY) for Rush University Medical Center:

  • PGY-1: $64,383
  • PGY-2: $68,611
  • PGY-3: $70,793
  • PGY-4: $74,430

Moonlighting Opportunities

Moonlighting opportunities are available through the surgical and neurosciences intensive care units for residents who have completed a rotation in that ICU. If interested, residents would be expected to cover a weekend 16-hour to 28-hour shift, with compensation of approximately $1,000-$1,800. Residents are responsible for managing all ICU patients in the respective unit. Residents must also be in good academic standing and moonlighting hours must be in accordance with ACGME duty hour restrictions.

Other Benefits

All Rush residents are allotted $1,000/year paid out quarterly via payroll to use towards meals, bookstore, gym membership, etc. Moreover, residents have an annual Rush Enhancement fund of up to $1000/year for academic seminars, conferences and certification fees. Lastly, Rush anesthesia residents have access to departmental academic funds of $4,000 for four years during their residency training. These funds may be used towards attending conferences and education expenses such as textbooks and question banks.   

Covered parking at Rush University Medical Center is available at no cost to all Rush residents.

Rush residents have the opportunity to serve as “Doctor of the House” at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra throughout the year. As “Doctor of the House,” the resident receives two floor tickets to what is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Learn more here.

Physicians at Rush are also the official team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.  Throughout the season, free or discounted tickets are offered to Rush residents.

For more information of Rush house staff benefits, please visit the Graduate Medical Education website.