Resident Salaries and Benefits

Our residents are LSUHSC employees, therefore you get State of La benefits, which are excellent!

Salary 2019-2020

PGY-1 $53,270
PGY-2 $55,056
PGY-3 $56,934
PGY-4 $59,136


Health insurance: House officers are eligible to enroll in the state employee’s health/vision/dental insurance or state managed health care options. 

Malpractice Insurance: The state of Louisiana provides professional liability coverage pursuant to LSA-R.S 40:1299.39 et. seq. to House Officers.  The insurance does not provide coverage to house officers for moon lighting activities.

Disability insurance:  The opportunity to participate in group long-term disability coverage is available through the LSU GME office.  In the event a House office experiences a loss of income as a result of an emergency, he/she should contact the LSU GME office for possible avenues of assistance.


Vacation leave: Vacation leave is non-cumulative per year.  House officers at post graduate year one are entitled to twenty-one (21) days per year.  PGY-2 and above are entitled to twenty-eight (28) days per year.

Military leave: If called to active duty, fifteen (15) days of paid military leave are permitted.

Leave of absence:  A leave of absence may be granted subject to program director approval and as may be required by applicable law for illness extending beyond available sick leave; for academic remediation; to  address licensing problems; and/or for family or personal emergencies.  To the extent that such leave exceeds available vacation and/or sick leave, any leave granted will be without pay.

Maternity/Paternity leave:  To receive paid maternity leave, available vacation leave and sick leave must be utilized.  Paid and unpaid maternity leave for up to six (6) weeks or extended unpaid maternity leave may be granted.  Paid paternity leave must utilize available vacation leave.  Extended leave without pay may be granted.

Family Leave:  Having worked at LSUHSC for twelve (12) months and 1,250 hours on the previous twelve (12) months makes one eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in each twelve (12) month period.  (Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA))

Educational leave:  Permitted five (5) days of educational leave to attend/present at  meetings each year.

Sick Leave:  Permitted fourteen (14) days of paid, non-cumulative sick leave per year.


Free Parking is provided to residents at all of our rotation sites.

Preventive Health Program

Immunizations will be provided by the OLOL Employee Health department free of charge.


Complimentary meals are available for breakfast and lunch during the week.



LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency Program
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Ph: 225-757-4212