School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology


Joshua Butrick
LSU Dept of Ophthalmology
533 Bolivar St, Rm 451B
New Orleans, LA 70112



Salary & Benefits

All residents and fellows are employees of LSUHSC as House Officers (no junior faculty status for fellows).

  • Health insurance is paid in part by LSUHSC, in part by employee.
  • Malpractice insurance is covered by LSUHSC. Please note this only covers work done within the training program, not moonlighting activities.
  • Disability is provided by LSUHSC. Some house officers like to purchase additional coverage at their expense for added benefits.
  • There are also optional vision and dental insurance plans.
  • Four weeks of vacation are allotted per resident per year. As well all Residents are given 5 days of Educational Leave.

For more information, contact Human Resource Management, Benefits Section at (504) 568-7780.


2023-2024 House Officer Pay Scale


HO 1 $55,911.54      
HO 2 $57,785.79      
HO 3 $59,763.00      
HO 4 $62,067.63      
HO 5 $64,692.73      
HO 6 $67,497.16      
HO 7 $67,497.16      

For more about LSU GME and information pertinent to all LSU residents, please see the Applicants' Section at


All residents and fellows must be licensable in the State of Louisiana ( License applications should be made as soon as match results are received as it is a lengthy process. Training and pay will be delayed if license is not received prior to scheduled start date.

To receive more information about our academic training, please contact the Education Coordinator at or visit the SF Match website at