Resident Benefits

Resident Salaries

Please visit: for current housestaff salaries.

Annual Salary

1 $85,010
2 $87,385
3 $90,294
4 $93,330
5 $96,604
6 $99,698
7 $102,567
8 $107,264
9 $107,829

Medical Benefits

The UCLA Medical Center provides you and your family with medical, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to you. In addition, life and long-term disability insurance is provided to UCLA House Staff Residents at no cost. 


4 weeks (28 days) per year.

Housing Stipend

Residents are provided $1000 per month, paid as wages and subject to withholdings (ie taxes). 


The Ophthalmology Residency Office provides each Housestaff with $3,000 per year to use towards meals in cafeterias at UCLA and Santa Monica. Meals are also provided at Harbor Medical Center and Olive-View Medical Center. 

Residents at the WLAVA may order up to $25 per day in food from UCLA Uber Eats account. 

Residents/Fellows have access to an App-based meal delivery service available for use at select hospital rotation sites.

Dinners and lunches are provided at all educational events. 


Residents are provided with:

  • A laptop computer
  • Smart phone
  • Lenses
  • Wills Eye Manual (print and ebook) 
  • BCSC book series (print and ebook)
  • Scleral depressor, pen and blue lights, occluder

Education Fund

Educational Stipend: $1200 year for all PGY levels (paid out as salary)

Relocation Reimbursement: Newly appointed Residents receive up to $2,750 in reimbursement for expenses incurred due to relocation. Subject to the University’s Travel and Relocation Policy.

License Reimbursement: Covers initial License and renewal fee, USMLE Step 3 fee

UCLA Student and Family Housing

The UCLA Housing staff is available to answer questions and assist you with housing options, meal plans, budget counseling and payment information. For more information: 

UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation memberships are an exceptional value! For approximately $17 per month you have access to the following: John Wooden Center (including the new Strength and Conditioning Zone), Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, Student Activities Center, UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, 24 Tennis Courts, Open Recreation Activities, Recreation Playing Fields, Drake Track Stadium, Outdoor Adventure Center, Rock Wall, 4 Campus Pools, Sycamore Golf Practice Area, FIT PASS (to all drop-in fitness classes). 

Resident Lounge

The resident lounge, located on the top floor of the Jules Stein building: contains computers, couches, a ping pong table, Nintendo Wii and a massage chair. Adjoining spaces house a lactation room, call room, lockers, and an EyeSi simulator.

On a clear day, the Pacific ocean can be glimpsed from the windows.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact information:

Debbie Sato
Academic Programs Administrator
100 Stein Plaza, Rm 2-132
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4617