Medical Resident Salary in the United States

How much does a Medical Resident make in the United States? The average Medical Resident salary in the United States is $51,947 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $46,272 and $57,910. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Medical Resident?

Residency or postgraduate training is a stage of graduate medical education. It refers to a qualified physician, podiatrist, or dentist (one who holds the degree of MD, DPM, DDS, DMD, DO or MB; BS, MBChB, or BMed, BDS, BDent) who practices medicine, usually in a hospital or clinic, under the direct or indirect supervision of a senior clinician registered in that specialty such as an attending physician or consultant. In many jurisdictions, successful completion of such training is a requirement in order to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine, and in particular a license to pra...

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$46,272 Low Average $51,947 High $57,910

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Medical Resident in the United States. The base salary for Medical Resident ranges from $46,272 to $57,910 with the average base salary of $51,947. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $46,403 to $58,162 with the average total cash compensation of $52,084.

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