Neurosurgery Opportunity in Texas

Physician: Surgery: Neurosurgery
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10538
Verified Date:05/08/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Surgery: Neurosurgery

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  •  BC/BE Neurosurgeon needed to practice at the largest regional medical center
  • Must be licensed in Texas or eligible

Compensation Details

  • Solo/Employment Opportunity Available
  • Attractive yearly salary (at least $850,113 for the first year!)
  • Sign-on bonus (up to $25K)
    • $5k once you've signed a contract 
    • $15k after you have completed the privileging and credentialing process
    • $5k upon your first day of work
  • Potential Training Stipend (up to 24 months)
  • Relocation assistance (up to $20K)
  • Potential Student Loan Repayment
  • Potential Practice Start-Up Loan ($30K)
  • Marketing to community and region included

Community Details

  • Abilene, Texas is a regional center of higher education and the Arts.
  • Population is 120K in town with over 400K draw.
  • The people distinguish themselves as being warm, friendly and open to accepting new people and ideas. It is a charming, safe community and a fine place to raise a family.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is 25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Dallas / Fort Worth. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early.

The Housing Market. This 3,886 sq ft, 4 bedroom; 3 bath home in WYLIE schools.  The main house is an exquisite Victorian style home built in 2009, the wrap around porch gives you that Texas country feel while viewing the entire property. This home can be yours for $429,000.

The Community. The City of Abilene, Texas, is located approximately 180 miles due west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Located in west central Texas near the geographic center of the state. Situated adjacent to Interstate 20, Abilene is the center of a 22-county area commonly referred to as the Texas Midwest or the Big Country. Abilene serves as the county seat for Taylor County, one of 254 counties in Texas.

Described as "the Future Great City of West Texas," Abilene was established in March 1881 upon the completion of the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Abilene's civic progressiveness and its logistic function as a regional center for distribution, commerce, industry, transportation, and education provide an assortment of lodging, dining, cultural, and shopping opportunities typically found only in much larger cities.

The Employer. 564 beds, services includes a women’s center, rehabilitation hospital, cancer center, hospice center, NICU and numerous other innovative services.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 176 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 232 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 243 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT / KSAT) San Antonio International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 101 miles to San Angelo, TX
  • 142.0 miles to Fort Worth, TX 
  • 174.1 miles to Dallas, TX
  • 243 miles to San Antonio, TX


Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 6 miles: Abilene, TX (ABI / KABI) Abilene Regional Airport
  • 101 miles: San Angelo, TX (SJT / KSJT) San Angelo Regional Airport
  • 161 miles: Midland, TX (MAF / KMAF) Midland International Airport
  • 161 miles: Wichita Falls, TX (SPS / KSPS) Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
  • 170 miles: Lubbock, TX (LBB / KLBB) Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $107,200
  • City Cost of Living Index - 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 91.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Abilene Christian University (Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Hardin-Simmons University (FT enrollment: 1,917) 
  • McMurry University (FT enrollment: 1,224)



  • 58.2% White alone
  • 26.5% Hispanic
  • 10.2% Black alone
  • 2.4% Asian alone
  • 1.6% Two or more races


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • County Tax Rate - 1.80%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)




  • Abilene Adaptive Recreation
  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • G V Daniels Recreation Center
  • Rose Recreation Center
  • Abilene Parks Division
  • Sears Recreation Center

Arts & Culture:

  • Abilene Cultural Affairs
  • The Grace Museum
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Historic Fort Phantom Hill


Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
  • The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. 
  • The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas
  • The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex

Sports for the Participant:

  • YMCA of Abilene-Redbud Park
  • Abilene Youth Sports Authority
  • PrimeTime Sports Abilene



  • Mall of Abilene
  • Shops at Abilene
  • Dillard's
  • Frenchman's Creek Shopping Center

Top Five things to do:

  1. The Grace Museum
  2. Abilene Zoological Gardens
  3. National Center For Children
  4. Red Bud Park
  5. Fort Phantom Hill