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Stipend and Benefits

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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: Effective March 13, 2024*
Level Annual stipend equivalent** Biweekly**
Graduate Level 1 $69,774 $2,684
Graduate Level 2 $72,205 $2,777
Graduate Level 3 $75,191 $2,892
Graduate Level 4 $79,337 $3,051
Graduate Level 5 $82,717 $3,181
Graduate Level 6 $85,820 $3,301
Graduate Level 7 $88,644 $3,409
Graduate Level 8 $92,027 $3,540
Graduate Level 9 $95,313 $3,666
Graduate Level 10 $98,566 $3,791

*Effective March 13, 2024. 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. Learn about 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 Mayo Clinic Clinician-Investigator Training Program. During training, you gain two additional years of stipend progression.

Mayo Clinic benefits

Paid benefits

  • Vacation (20 working days a year)
  • Short-term disability (medical leave up to 13 weeks — includes six weeks of paid maternity leave)
  • Paid parental leave (ten days — applies to both the birthing and non-birthing parent(s), in addition to the above six weeks of maternity leave)
  • Dental assistance plan
  • See Trainee compensation and benefits: Time off plans (PDF)

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 healthcare reimbursement accounts
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Mayo Employees Credit Union (resident and fellow housing loans)
  • 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 Education Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For questions or comments regarding diversity and inclusion within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, contact the Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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 centers. As a trainee at any of our Mayo Clinic campuses, you will have access to discounted membership fees to area gyms. There are also opportunities to sign up for fitness classes through the Mayo Clinic Well-Being program.
  • Mayo Families' Connection (MFC). An organization of spouses and significant others of Mayo Clinic residents, fellows, graduate students, and Mayo Clinic Alix 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.
  • Accompanying Talent Resources. Mayo Clinic is committed to help your spouse and/or significant other find employment prior to your move. A web page has been created with career resources at Career Connect Resume | #WeAreMayoClinic. Resources to assist your spouse or significant other in their career journey include resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation.
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