Salaries and Benefits - UW Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Salaries and Benefits

For information regarding the latest contract (2022-2025) and general information please see the GME Page for prospective residents and fellows.

Please see the latest compensation schedule here.


Residents receive 28 days (4 weeks) of vacation each academic year as well as an additional paid personal holiday.

Duty Hours and Days off

In the 2023-2024 year, these were the MedHub average weekly hours reported by our residents:

Year  Hours  Days Off 
CBY  57.39  2.03 
CA1  55.33  2.22 
CA2  58.35  2.05 
CA3  52.93  2.38 

Source: 2023-2024 MedHub average weekly hours reported by our residents


Major medical, dental, basic life, accident, and long-term disability insurance plans are provided to all housestaff and their dependents. Optional supplemental life insurance and a flexible spending account for medical expenses are available through the University of Washington.  For more information about the excellent insurance offered, see the UW HR insurance benefits page.


Residents, chief residents, and fellows are included in the UW Retirement Plan. The UW Retirement Plan is a fully portable, tax-deferred, defined contribution plan. Employee contribution is based on age and is matched 100% by the university. You may enroll at the date of appointment, but will be automatically enrolled two years from the date of appointment. Additional tax-deferred retirement savings can be deducted through the Voluntary Investment Program, a 403(b) program.

Department Benefits

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine supports residents by purchasing the following:

  • Medical license
  • USMLE Step 3
  • ABA Basic Exam
  • ABA Advanced exam (based off of ITE test scores)
  • Barash textbooks
  • Anesthesia Toolbox subscription
  • Anesthesia TrueLearn subscription
  • ASA membership

The department also provides financial support for our residents to attend conferences. 

Other Benefits

For a summary of benefits for residents and fellows, please see this summary of benefits.  All residents are entitled to staff privileges at the University of Washington, including use of the libraries, on-line services, the Intramural Activities Building, and reduced prices on tickets for some sports and cultural activities. Other benefits include dependent care assistance, home-buying options, transportation, childcare support, and employee discounts.