We recommend that borrowers project the amount of their monthly student loan payments against their anticipated income during residency training.
Average salaries for housestaff (2018)
- Year 1: $56,126 (salary) minus $15,715 (taxes) = $40,411 net
- Year 2: $58,203 (salary) minus $16,297 (taxes) = $41,906 net
- Year 3: $60,495 (salary) minus $16,939 (taxes) = $43,556 net
- Year 4: $63,014 (salary) minus $17,644 (taxes) = $45,370 net
Figures were taken from the November 2018 (most current year available) AAMC Survey of Resident/Fellow Stipends and Benefits Report and assumes 28 percent will go toward paying Social Security and federal and state income taxes.
Students should deduct the amounts currently budgeted for living expenses from these net income figures. The remainder will be the maximum that will be available for making loan payments.