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How Much Does a Resident Earn In The United States?

Resident Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$59,000
$50,000
$59,000
$69,000
Did you know that the average resident makes $59,044 per year? That's valued at $28.39 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $50,000 and $69,000, meaning residents have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most residents find a job with health care and education companies, while others work for health care, government, and education companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Connecticut, Wyoming and Maine are the top states in the U.S. to pay residents the highest salaries.
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Where Residents Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where residents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Residents Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a resident is roughly $59,044 per year, which boils down to $28.39 per hour. Interestingly enough, residents have the highest salaries in New Haven, CT at about $61,641 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New Haven, CT is $47,000. Additionally, residents make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Providence, RI, and Philadelphia, PA. On a more broad level, resident salaries are highest in Connecticut, Wyoming, Maine, California, Rhode Island, New York, and Oregon. On the contrary, Utah, Kansas, and Louisiana offer the lowest resident salaries.
Location
1. New Haven, CT
$61,641
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k
2. Washington, DC
$61,463
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k
3. San Francisco, CA
$59,124
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k
4. New York, NY
$58,121
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k
5. Providence, RI
$58,052
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k
6. Philadelphia, PA
$55,903
Avg. Salary
$41k
$71k

High Paying Resident Jobs

Which Companies Pay Residents The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Nutanix and Swedish as they offer the highest salaries for residents.
Company
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k
Avg. Salary
$56k
$79k

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Resident Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Resident Salaries

    The salary for a resident can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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