Pediatric Residency Program Salary and Benefits

Akron Children's pediatric residency program offers the following salary and benefits to house officers:


(Effective July 1, 2017)

PL-I $56,283
PL-II $57,783
PL-III $59,533


House officers are granted 3 weeks vacation or 15 customary working days.

Conference Time

House officers are not granted conference time during their first year of residency. After the first year, residents are entitled to 5 days of conference time each year for medical conventions and courses outside the hospital.

Educational Allowance

The educational allowance is intended for use toward medical related journals, books or conferences. 

PL-I $500
PL-II and PL-III $1,200
PL-IV, PL-V and PL-VI $1,500


Health and Disability Benefits

Residents and their dependents can enroll in Akron Children’s health and dental insurance programs, the cost of which is shared between the resident and hospital. Short- and long-term disability benefits are provided.

Professional Liability

Akron Children's provides professional liability insurance.


Each house officer is provided with a key access card for convenient parking at no charge.

Lab Coats

Three embroidered lab coats are provided.


Residents are provided with $120 every 2 weeks.


Akron Children's provides PL-1 pediatric residents reimbursement for initial relocation expenses up to $1,000. This benefit is subject to current tax laws.

Smoke, Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco-Free Campus

Akron Children's is a tobacco-free healthcare system. Prospective employees who test positive for nicotine will have their offer of employment rescinded and will not be permitted to start working.

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