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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital provides residents and fellows with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive medical benefits with three different coverage options.
  • Prescription benefits.
  • Dental benefits.
  • Vision benefits.
  • Short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Life and accident insurance.
  • Malpractice insurance.
  • 401K retirement plan; provides the opportunity to fund for retirement with pre-tax dollars. For every dollar you save (up to 6% of your pay), Advocate will contribute an additional 50 cents, up to a maximum of 3% of your eligible pay.
  • Two types of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to provide you a way to have a set amount of your income deducted from each paycheck before federal and state income taxes— as well as Social Security and Medicare taxes—are calculated. Then you can use these pre-tax dollars to reimburse yourself—on a tax-free basis—for costs you incur for eligible health care and/or dependent care services throughout the year.
  • 15 days of PTO (paid time off), 3 personal days, 6 legal holidays and 12 sick days.
  • Commuter benefits; you can choose to participate in the Advocate Commuter Benefits Program and save 20-40% on your commuter-related transportation costs.
  • Free parking.
  • Discounts on products and services.
  • Education days and allowance as stipulated in the grid below.
  • Complete library resources with portal online access 24/7. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital carries a comprehensive collection of medical journals, books, and audiovisual material.
  • Counseling services. The Employee Assistance Program is available to residents and fellows who experience personal problems with issues such as anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, financial and legal matters, career, marital or family, and adjustment to illness.
  • Eligible for leave of absence for maternity/paternity or medical reasons in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act and in conjunction with hospital policy.

 Academic Year 2013/2014

 Training Level

 Annual Salary 

 Education Allowance 

 Education Days

 PGY-1 (Resident)




 PGY-2 (Resident)




 PGY-3 (Resident)




 PGY-4 (Resident)




 PGY-4 (Fellow)




 PGY-5 (Fellow)




 PGY-6 (Fellow)




*PGY-3 or PGY-4 Chiefs receive an additional $4,000 stipend/year.

To view a sample of the resident contract, click here: AOA or ACGME

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