Salary and Benefits (2020-2021)

  • Compensation for the residency programs of Primary Care, Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy, Low Vision Rehabilitation and Cornea and Contact Lenses is $45, 730.
  • Specific information regarding the compensation for the Two Year Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease residency program can be found in the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease section.
  • Benefits include basic and major medical insurance, malpractice liability insurance (for practice at all TEI locations and affiliated community based activities), five paid vacation days and five paid conference days, and twelve paid holidays on the University calendar. Funding to attend one academic meeting during the year is typically provided.


With the exception of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease residency, the residencies are 52 or 54 week programs. Incoming residents' schedules overlap with those of outgoing residents to provide an orientation and training period.  The first day is July 1st, and the last day is July 15th each year. The Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease residency is 104 weeks (2 years) in duration and has different program start and end dates. For more information on this please refer to the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease section.