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Salary & Benefits

This page highlights the annual salary and some of the essential aspects of benefits provided to the U-M house officers. For a comprehensive listing and details, visit the U-M Benefits website.

Effective July 1, 2024 for 100% Employment Effort

Paid monthly, on the last day of the month or last Friday of the month if the last day is on a Saturday/Sunday.

HO1     $72,275          HO6     $87,934
HO2     $75,166          HO7     $91,451
HO3     $78,173          HO8     $95,109
HO4     $81,300          HO9     $98,913
HO5     $84,552

Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage begins the first day of employment.

Managed care and fee-for-service health insurance plan options that include medical and prescription drug benefits are provided.

Additional Benefits Provided Include:

  • Life Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Leaves of Absence (serious illness, bereavement, maternity, parental, caregiver, military, personal, family medical care, and FMLA)
  • Maternity = 6 weeks for regular delivery. For a House Officer who gives birth by caesarian section, 2 additional weeks of paid Serious Illness Leave are provided. During the last trimester of pregnancy, and for 2 months postpartum, overnight call will not be scheduled and duty will be limited to 12 consecutive hours.
  • Parental = 6 weeks for a house officer who becomes a parent, including birth mothers who take maternity leave, to be used within 1 year of the event (birth, adoption, foster placement).
  • Travel Accident Insurance

Optional Benefits Include:

  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Legal Plan
  • Flexible Benefits Program (Health Care and Dependent Care)

Effective July 1, 2024 for 100% Employment Effort

A lump sum payment is provided to encourage retirement savings. Lump sum payments are based on employment effort percentage and active status.

HO1     $7,227             HO6     $8,793
HO2     $7,516             HO7     $9,145
HO3     $7,817             HO8     $9,510
HO4     $8,130             HO9     $9,891
HO5     $8,455

When a house officer is assigned any responsibilities (including on-call, inpatient service coverage, clinics, rounding, jeopardy, home call, back-up, etc.) on a holiday listed below, the house officer will receive an additional 1/365th of their annual salary as compensation.

House Officer Holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • House Officer Birthday

Michigan Medicine recognizes other holidays may have more significance to an individual than those listed above. Therefore, each house officer receives an annual lump sum Holiday Payment equivalent to the amount of two paid holidays. This Holiday Payment occurs in the month of January each year.

Based on a full-time appointment (100%), house officers receive twenty-eight (28) days of vacation time per academic year, inclusive of weekends (Saturday and Sunday). A maximum of twenty (20) of the twenty-eight (28) days will occur on a Monday through Friday schedule.

House officers receive one (1) personal day per program year, which may be used for any personal need. Personal days may be used in full- or half-day increments.

House officers will receive time off to take examinations and life support training courses required by the training program or as part of their Board requirements (number of days of the examination plus reasonable travel time). House officers in a residency program will receive up to two (2) days off to take USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3. Additionally, house officers can receive time off to attend conferences that are specifically approved by the program director.

House officers using their cell phone for employment-related activities are eligible for a $60 monthly cell phone stipend to begin following the completion and submission of a verification statement and utilization of Michigan Medicine security software on their phone.

Within two weeks of hire, a house officer will receive $100 on their MCard (U-M ID badge). Based on department and work schedules, house officers may be eligible for meal allowances for lengthy shifts or in-house call.

House officers in a residency program are eligible for reimbursement of the application fee for USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3.

House officers are eligible to join the UH South Wellness Center at any point during their training program. The center is conveniently located in a building connected to the main hospital and the cost is $10/month. The center offers access to physical activity equipment and services, as well as other health and well-being programs. It is available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


PGY1 residents typically start mid-June. PGY2 and higher residents and fellows typically start July 1 (unless otherwise noted by the training program).

House officers may be assigned duties in ambulatory care and outreach clinics, or other similar institutions.

Once you become an employee of the University, the collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the House Officers Association determine your salary and benefits as well as other terms and conditions of employment consistent with Michigan law.

The House Officers Association is the duly recognized bargaining representative for house officers under this agreement.

Employment Eligibility

For more information on applicant eligibility, licensure, and general start dates, view the Prerequisites for Employment page.

Employment Prerequisites
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