Resident Compensation and Benefits at a Glance for 2023 

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 $56,191.00 

PG-2 $58,647.00 

PG-3 $60,516.00 

PG-4 $62,558.00 

PG-5 $64,660.00 

PG-6 $66,661.00 

PG-7 $68,494.00 

Pharmacy Residents 

PG-1 $48,392.59 

PG-2 $50,343.95

Psychology Interns 



*Updated salaries effective 7/1/23 

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

One Year Programs: Up to $500 for one trip 

Medical/Surgical Programs (PGY2 & above): Up to $3,000 for one trip

$1,200 annually - residents and fellows in Cardiovascular; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine/Psychiatry; Pediatrics; Pharmacy; Psychiatry; Psychology; Pulmonary/Critical Care

$1,600 annually - residents and fellows in Maxillofacial Surgery; OBGYN; General Surgery; Urology; and Vascular Surgery


*Updated meal allowance effective 1/1/23

Vacation leave

All PG Levels: 3 weeks per academic year (see leave policy in House Staff Handbook for full details) 

Sick leave  (updates to sick leave effective 7/1/23) 

All PG Levels: 5 days per academic year


All PG Levels: 3 days for family member; 1 day for relative. The full list of family and relative relationships are provided in the House Staff Handbook. 

Education days  

All PG Levels: 7 days, maximum, per academic year 

Well-Being Flex Days  (updates of flex days effective 7/1/23) 

All PG Levels: 3 days per academic year | 3 additional days during senior year for professional interviews

Medical, Parental and Caregiver (PMPC) leave

Six (6) weeks of paid medical, parental and caregiver leave once during a residency/fellowship program. This paid leave time will utilize all available vacation and sick leave balances leaving one week of vacation time outside of the six-week period to be used in the academic year of the PMPC leave period. 

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. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield 

PPO (includes pharmacy plan) 

Employee premium per pay period per pay for non-tobacco users plus co-pays:

  • $83.00 - Employee only
  • $261.00 - Employee + Spouse
  • $178.00 - Employee + Children
  • $292.00 - Employee + Family

HDHP (high-deductible health plan) 

Employee premium per pay period for non-tobacco users:

  • $39.00 - Employee only
  • $126.50 - Employee + Spouse
  • $88.00 - Employee + Child
  • $141.50 - Employee + Family

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.

Tobacco users pay an additional $40.00 per paycheck. 

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

Delta Dental 

Employee premium per pay period:

  • $9.75 - Employee only
  • $18.75 - Employee + Spouse
  • $19.25 - Employee + Children
  • $27.75 - Employee + Family


Employee premium per pay period:

  • $1.77 - Employee only
  • $3.61 - Employee + Spouse
  • $3.79 - Employee + Children
  • $6.01 - Employee + Family

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

Debit card system utilized for claims.

Website and cell phone app available. 

Flexible Spending Account (PPO Plan only) 
Max. Contribution allowed = $2,850 

Health Saving Account (HDHP Only) 
Employee Only - Max. Contribution = $3,850 
Employee + Spouse, Children, or Family coverage – Max. Contribution = $7,750 

Tax deferred deductions from paychecks to pay for child or elder care expenses. Max. $5,000

New York Life

Income protection at 60% or 75% coverage is available. If a resident elects coverage on day one, there is no waiting period. Certain exclusions, along with a six-month preexisting condition, may apply. All employees must use five (5) days of leave before eligible to use short-term disability. 75% coverage may require evidence of insurability form and approval by New York Life.

Visit to file a claim.

New York Life

Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits will be provided to all benefit eligible employees at no cost to the employee. LTD insurance replaces 60% of your income if you become partially or totally disabled for an extended time. Certain exclusions, along with a 12-month preexisting condition limitation, may apply.

Basic employee term life  

New York Life - 1X annual salary (up to $50,000) paid 100% by CAMC. 

Optional term life  

New York Life - Opportunity to purchase additional life insurance. 

Spouse term life insurance  

New York Life - Opportunity to purchase life insurance on spouse. 

Child term life insurance  

New York Life - Opportunity to purchase life insurance for children. 

Accidental death and dismemberment  

Opportunity to purchase. 

Hospital indemnity insurance

Opportunity to purchase.

Critical illness insurance  

Opportunity to purchase. 

Accident insurance

Opportunity to purchase.

Fidelity Investments

CAMC will make an employer matching contribution on your behalf if you have completed one year of service and you made salary deferral contributions for the year. The matching contribution by CAMC will be based on your deferral election up to 4%.

Employee pharmacy  

Payroll deduction and campus delivery service to some locations. 

Credit union  

One block east of Memorial Hospital 
Direct checking/savings accounts, payroll deduct loans, Visa credit and debit cards. 


Free on-site parking for all residents. 

On-site cafeteria

Discounts offered for all employees in all four hospital locations. 

Gift shop

Payroll deduction available on purchases in all CAMC hospitals.


Escort assistance available in all CAMC hospitals.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care assistance available to employees in all CAMC hospitals. 

Pride card

Offers discounts at stores and for services in the Kanawha Valley. Please visit CAMnet for a full listing. 


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

Call rooms

Call rooms available in all three Charleston hospitals. 

Employee health services

Available at all CAMC hospitals.

Wellness program

Programs offered vary throughout the year. Participation is optional.