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Salary, benefits and employment Information

General salary, benefit and employment information for Geisinger residents and fellows; certain programs offer different salaries—check when applying.


  • PGY1: $47,286
  • PGY2: $50,273

Paid time off

  • 10 working days per year


  • Competitive annual stipend (including excellent health benefits package and paid time-off)
  • Paid administrative leave and travel for educational meetings (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Conference)
  • Health insurance (Geisinger Health Plan)
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Geisinger is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our team is our most valuable asset and seek to promote an environment that is welcoming of persons of all races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, genders and sexual orientations. At Geisinger, we celebrate life experiences, personal differences, knowledge, innovation and talent. Within Geisinger’s Department of Graduate Medical Education, the director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion applies diversity principles in all settings and advances the institution’s efforts to create a welcoming and safe environment for all residents and fellows.

Geisinger is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Effective Nov. 5, 2021, all Geisinger employees, medical staff, residents, fellows, trainees, students, volunteers and temporary staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An exemption process is available for those who have a documented and very specific medical reason or sincerely held religious belief that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, from anywhere vaccines are available. Employee Health can assist — just call 570-214-9424.

How we’re combating COVID-19

Geisinger is committed to the safety and well-being of our learners, students, faculty, staff and communities. For the most up-to-date information, visit our COVID-19 resource page here.