Salary and Benefits

The 2023-2024 house staff annual compensation is as follows:

Graduate Staff Level


Housing Stipend Effective July 2023 (paid quarterly)

Total Direct Pay 

Effective July 2023

















Benefits Summary


Living Supplement

$7,500 annually, paid quarterly ($1,875/quarter) in July, October, January, and April

Lyft Credits

$2,000 Lyft credit annually, added to Lyft account semi-annually ($1,000/addition) in July and January

Meal Credits

$2,160 annual meal stipend, added monthly ($180/month) to NYP ID/meal card on the first of each month

Cost of initial NYS license and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission through Concur for expenses incurred during academic year

Choice of two medical plans (Aetna EPO and POS) including Rx and vision, and choice of two dental plans

Hospital pays for, on average, 90% of cost of medical premiums and you pay a small or $0 copay for most in-network benefits

IVF benefits in the POS medical plan* *No IVF coverage under EPO plan except in the case of an iatrogenic diagnosis

$30,000 lifetime benefit with Rx covered separately with monthly egg storage charges waived at WCM Center for Reproductive Medicine and Columbia University Fertility Center for NYP residents during residency See the Infertility tab of the NYP Aetna microsite at for more information.

$0 copay benefits for employees and covered dependents in an NYP Aetna medical plan

NYP Virtual Urgent Care Hinge Health – virtual physical therapy Brightline – behavioral health for children & teens

Domestic partners + domestic partner’s children

Can be included for healthcare coverage and life insurance


Free access to in-person or virtual counseling for employees, immediate family, & household members at no cost to you with up to 8 sessions per year per issue; connect to a counselor generally within 48 hours


Programs to support emotional and social health, including Wellbeing Coaches for personalized help managing stress, enhance resiliency, stay nourished, and practice self-care – all at no cost to you

Student Loan Advising (after 6 months of service)

Expert counseling from financial advisors at EdAssist, including help with PSLF

Retirement Savings Plan

Immediate eligibility for your pre-tax and after-tax contributions with personalized help from on-site & virtual retirement & financial counselors

$100,000 Life Insurance

Hospital paid – please make sure you designate beneficiaries through Workday

Long-term disability

Hospital paid – automatic enrollment in the plan that provides you with a benefit equal to 66% of your pre-disability monthly earnings to a maximum of $10,000.

Special Needs Support

Expert coaching and other resources at no cost for dependents with learning, attention, emotional, behavioral, or other developmental issues from birth through young adulthood

Back-up Care

15 days of highly subsidized care for child or adult/elder

Enhanced Elder Care

Personalized guidance and expert referrals at no cost

Child Care Personal Assistant

WeeCare reps help source home-based childcare providers, babysitters & nannies at no cost to you

Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance

Up to $15,000 reimbursement of eligible expenses per event



The Columbia University Medical Center's Augustus Long Library has an extensive collection of periodicals, journals, books and references. It is open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.


Guaranteed for house officers. A patrolled garage is available at 115 Fort Washington Avenue at the corner of 165th Street.  This garage is managed by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please visit their parking page or contact the NYP Parking Office at 212-305-4903.


Operate to all offsite facilities from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center campus.

  • Broadway (ambulatory clinics)
  • Allen Pavilion
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Main Campus (116th Street & Broadway)

Security Escorts

Will provide escorts to parking garage and to Columbia housing on a 24 hour a day basis as needed. The area from 168th Street to 174th Street along Ft. Washington and Haven Avenues are patrolled 24 hours a day by Columbia University Security motorized vehicles.

Child Care

The Presbyterian Hospital Infant and Child Care Center is the day care center for the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Located at 61 Haven Avenue, the center serves infants 2 months old to children 5 years old. Facilities include an attractive play space and an innovative learning environment.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has an Employee Fitness Center with top of the line equipment by Cybex and Technogym. Full line of aerobics.


  • Monday - Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 8:00 am - 2:00pm

$55 per month via payroll deduction.

Baker Field: An outdoor athletic facility that houses the football stadium, soccer field, running track, baseball field and tennis courts. The field is located at the tip of upper Manhattan.

Isn't the NYC cost of living too high for a resident?

City: Boston 
2022-2023  PGY1 Salary: $71,400 - 5,950/month 
1 Bedroom Apt: $3415 
Percent of salary to rent an average apt: 57% 

City: Philadelphia 
2022-2023  PGY1 Salary: $61,963 – 5,163/month 
1 Bedroom Apt: $1, 896 
Percent of salary to rent an average apt: 36% 

City: San Francisco 
2022-2023  PGY1 Salary: $83,704-  6,975/month 
1 Bedroom Apt: $3,761 
Percent of salary to rent an average apt: 53% 

City: New York 
2022-2023  PGY1 Salary: $88,500 – 7,375/month
[Columbia salary] 
1 Bedroom Apt: 
Washington Heights: $2,250 
New York: $3,495  
Percent of salary to rent an average apt: 47% [30% if you live in Washington Heights] 

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