Resident Compensation and Benefits at a Glance for 2020 

Charleston Area Medical Center strives to be the best place to learn and the best place to work. We offer competitive salaries in addition to excellent benefits. 

View information about resident salaries and benefits at CAMC in each category below.

Medical/Surgical Residents 

PG-1 $51,237.74 

PG-2 $53,354.39 

PG-3 $55,156.89 

PG-4 $57,318.86 

PG-5 $59,206.85 

PG-6 $61,253.46 

PG-7 $63,558.60 

Pharmacy Residents 

PG-1 $44,311.63 

PG-2 $46,084 

Psychology Interns 


Resident Performance Based Compensation – Potential Earnings

Depend upon semi-annual reviews of resident performance. 

Medical/Surgical Residents: $3,000 Potential additional annual compensation 

Pharmacy Residents: $2,400 Potential additional annual compensation 

Psychology Interns: $1,800 Potential additional annual compensation 

One time trip per resident; separate funds available for research related travel upon approval. 

One Year Programs $500 

Medical/Surgical Programs (PGY2 & above) $3,000

All PG Levels According to Call Schedule

Vacation leave

All PG Levels 3 weeks (see leave policy in handbook for full details) 

Sick leave  

All PG Levels 12 days 


All PG Levels 3 days 

Education days  

All PG Levels 7 days, maximum 

Professional leave for interviews  

All PG Levels 3 days over the residency 

Maternity leave 

Maternity leave will be for a maximum of 6 weeks (non-FMLA eligible) or 12 weeks (FMLA eligible)  
Use Sick/Vacation/Short Term Disability if eligible or time off without pay. 

Paternity leave  

Would fall under the FMLA guidelines (if eligible) and utilize vacation or time off without pay. 

**Insurance and Retirement plans are reviewed annually in October and any changes implemented for January. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield 

PPO (includes pharmacy plan) 

Employee pays premium ($68.00 - $239.00) per pay for non-tobacco users (depending on individual plan option chosen) plus co-pays; tobacco users pay an additional $40.00 per pay premium. 

HDHP (high-deductible health plan) 

Employee pays premium ($32.00-$113.50) per pay for non-tobacco users depending on plan option chosen. 

You must pay “first dollar” on any expenses incurred until you meet your deductible. Once the deductible is met the plan begins to cost share with you on expenses. 

Note: If spouses are offered a health plan through their employer, then spouses are only eligible to enroll on CAMC’s plan for secondary coverage. 

Delta Dental 

Employee pays premium ($9.75 single; $19.25 employee plus children; $18.75 employees plus spouse; $27.75 family) 

EyeMed Ranges from $1.40 per pay for employee to $4.75 for family.

Tax deferred deductions from paychecks to pay for expenses not covered by a Health Care plan. 

Debit card system utilized for claims. 

Flexible Spending Account (PPO Plan Only) 
Max. Contribution allowed $2,700 

Health Saving Account (HDHP Only) 
Employee Only - Max. Contribution $3,550 

Employee + Spouse, Children, or Family coverage – Max. Contribution $7,100 

Tax deferred deductions from paychecks to pay for Child Care expenses. Max. $5,000


Income protection at choice of 60% or 75% of basic pay. 

(If a resident enrolls upon initial employment there is no waiting period; however, resident must use 5 days of leave before eligible to use short term disability. If resident elects at a later date, they are subject to the mandatory wait period outlined in benefit plan.) 


Income protection at 60% of basic pay. Premium paid by CAMC (eligible after one year). 

Basic employee term life  

Unum - 1X annual salary (up to $50,000) paid 100% by CAMC 

Optional term life  

Unum - Opportunity to purchase additional life insurance. 

Spouse term life insurance  

Unum - Opportunity to purchase life insurance on spouse. 

Child term life insurance  

Unum - Opportunity to purchase life insurance for children. 

Accidental death and dismemberment  

Unum Wide range of coverage available. 

Critical care insurance  

Unum - Opportunity to purchase. 

Fidelity Investments

Automatically enrolled. CAMC will begin to contribute after one year. 

Employee pharmacy  

Payroll deduction and campus delivery service 

Credit union  

Two blocks from Memorial 
Direct checking/savings accounts, payroll deduct loans, Visa credit and debit cards. 


On Site Location - Free for all residents. 

On-site cafeteria

All 3 hospitals - discounts for employees. 

Gift shop/café

All 3 hospitals - payroll deductions available on purchases. 


All 3 hospitals - escort and auto problem assistance available. 

Pastoral care

All 3 hospitals - available to employees. 

Pride card

Offers discounts at stores and for services in the Kanawha Valley. 

Savings bonds

Payroll deduction available for investing. 


CAMC offers affordable housing options near the Memorial and General hospital campuses. 

Call rooms

Call rooms available in all three hospitals. 

Employee assistance programs

Available as requested. 

Wellness program

Optional enrollment. 

Employee health services

Available at all three hospitals. 


Reduced membership fee.