Programs differ in number of years required for completion. However, the annual compensation is the same for each program in each residency year.

2024-2025 Tower - Resident/Fellow Pay Scale

Phoenixville Hospital (PXH)
Reading Hospital (RH)
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (STC)

STCHourly Rate (System)Hourly Rate (STC)
Program Year 1$63,545.30$63,545.30$30.55$30.55
Program Year 2$65,461.46$65,461.46$31.47$31.47
Program Year 3$67,422.18$67,422.18$32.41$32.41
Program Year 4$69,427.47$69,427.47$33.37$33.37
Program Year 5$71,510.31$71,510.31$34.38$34.38
Program Year 6$73,655.62$74,494.38$35.41$35.81
Program Year 7$75,865.29$76,842.97$36.47$36.94
Program Year 8$78,141.24$79,719.45$37.56$38.32

Benefits Summary

Core Benefits

No charge to the residents and fellows

  • Vacation: 20 days
  • Sick Time: Five days
  • Holiday: Six paid holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • HealthyWAYS Wellness Program

Voluntary Benefit

In some cases, Tower Health and you share the cost. In other instances, you pay the full amount.

  • Group Health Insurance (includes prescription and vision exam)
  • Vision Premium
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Medical Care Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Program

Additional Benefits

  • Six weeks of paid medical, parental, and caregiver leaves of absence
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • CME fund
    • PGY1 - $1,000
    • PGY2 and above - $2,000
  • Meal allowances 
  • Lab Coats

* Tower Health intends to operate the Plan indefinitely, but reserves the right to change the levels and types of benefits, or otherwise terminate the plans, in whole or in part, at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion. This document does not represent a contractual obligation on the part of Tower Health.