Stipend and Benefits

Mayo Clinic trainees and faculty member in surgery

Mayo Clinic-provided benefits and insurance programs are available to those appointed to programs at least one year in length.

Resident and fellow educational stipends: 2018-2019 academic year*
LevelAnnual stipend equivalent**Biweekly**
Graduate Level 1 $55,974 $2,153
Graduate Level 2 $57,924 $2,228
Graduate Level 3 $60,320 $2,320
Graduate Level 4 $62,843 $2,417
Graduate Level 5 $65,554 $2,521
Graduate Level 6 $68,045 $2,617
Graduate Level 7 $70,310 $2,704
Graduate Level 8 $73,023 $2,809
Graduate Level 9 $75,659 $2,910
Graduate Level 10 $78,269 $3,010

*Effective July 25, 2018. Annual compensation applies to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education residents and fellows, but does not apply to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residents. See OMS stipends.

**Mayo Clinic payroll runs on an every-other-week schedule. The annual amount is only an approximation due to Mayo's payroll structure.

Clinician-investigator trainee stipend progression
Your stipend will continue to progress during the Clinician-Investigator Training Program. During training, you gain two additional years of stipend progression.

Mayo Clinic benefits

Paid benefits

  • Vacation (15 working days a year)
  • Short-term disability (medical leave up to 13 weeks)
  • Paid parental leave (five days)
  • Dental assistance plan

Insurance programs

  • Comprehensive medical care plan
  • Voluntary basic life insurance, disability insurance, family life insurance
  • Voluntary additional life insurance
  • Voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Excess personal liability insurance

Other benefits

  • Dependent and health care reimbursement accounts
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Paid and unpaid leaves of absence
  • Tax-deferred annuity plans
  • Meal subsidy for on-call residents
  • Free parking and intercampus bus shuttle

See additional Mayo Clinic benefit highlights.

Services and support groups

Mayo Clinic offers many services to assist residents, fellows and their families during training. Many, but not all, of the services shown are available at Mayo's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Office for Diversity. For questions or comments regarding diversity and inclusion within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, contact the Office for Diversity at 507-266-2912.
  • Mayo Fellows Associations. These organizations are dedicated to maintaining excellence in residency and fellowship education as well as encouraging closer social and professional relationships among members.
  • Financial and insurance counseling. Advisers are available to help with personal financial questions.
  • Employee Assistance Program. Professional, confidential assistance is provided to address professional or personal problems.
  • Child care referral. Referrals to child care and preschool programs are available.
  • Child illness care. Mayo Clinic provides help to care for your ill child.
  • Activities programs. Special events and services are offered in four activity areas: social and family, culture, recreation, and education.
  • Fitness center (Rochester campus). For a nominal fee, trainees and their spouses may join the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. The fitness center includes two campus locations that offer personal exercise consultations and a variety of training programs.
  • Mayo Families' Connection (MFC). An organizatiaon of spouses and significant others of Mayo Clinic residents, fellows, graduate students and Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students. This organization provides a system of support and personal enrichment through informative programs, annual events and a variety of special interest groups. Learn more about the Mayo Families' Connection.
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