Pediatrician Opportunity in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10948
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Pediatric: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Pediatrician to join two other physicians in a busy multi-specialty clinic in Spearfish, SD.
  • This opportunity consists of providing care to well and sick newborns and inpatient admits from the Emergency Department and clinic setting.

Compensation Details

  • This employed physician opportunity offers a very competitive salary with productivity bonus incentives, starting bonus, retention bonus, paid relocation AND moving allowance, annual CME reimbursement, paid malpractice, and a comprehensive basic PLUS exclusive physician supplemental benefits package.
  • Additional compensation for Hospital/ED call rotation

Community Details

  • This area has the largest concentration of national parks, monuments and scenic drives of anywhere in the country
  • The cost of living is below the national average and there is no state income tax
  • The community offers great schools through college and is a safe place to raise a family
  • This is also a community that has all of the amenities of a large city with mild weather year round

Recruiter Insights

More Money And Low Cost Of Living. Enjoy A Starting Salary Of Up To $50,000 More Than Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago, Along With A Cost Of Living At Least 30% Lower. You Will Gain A Significant Financial Advantage For Paying Off Student Loans, Buying A Home, And Planning For Your Future.

The Housing Market.  With A Mean Home Price Of $166,099.  A desirable 3,416 square ft, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home  Sitting atop a stunning 1.07 acre lot,  offers a spacious, elegant and functional home with three separate decks create a wonderful space to relax and take in the million dollar views can be yours for $369,999.  

The Community.  Rapid City lies east of Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. Its known as a gateway to Mt. Rushmore, the massive iconic sculpture of 4 U.S. presidents. 

You can have it all, from adrenaline-charged outdoor activities to thoughtful cultural pursuits and all the heart-stopping scenery in between.

Youre within an hours drive of six national parks and monuments and surrounded by a local culture thats rich with history and artistic expression.

In this land where gemstones and natural wonders have been forming for eons, even the smallest roadside stand holds the promise of a big discovery.

The Employer. This organization is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, this organization comprises five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. 

This organization is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 395 miles: Denver, CO (DEN / KDEN) Denver International Airport
  • 560 miles: Regina, Canada (YQR / CYQR) Regina International Airport
  • 572 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 581 miles: Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 311 miles to Aurora, CO
  • 312 miles to Denver, CO
  • 371 miles to Colorado Springs, CO
  • 397 miles to Lincoln, NE

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 11 miles: Rapid City, SD (RAP / KRAP) Rapid City Regional Airport
  • 101 miles: Chadron, NE (CDR / KCDR) Chadron Municipal Airport
  • 147 miles: Gillette, WY (GCC / KGCC) Gillette-Campbell County Airport
  • 161 miles: Alliance, NE (AIA / KAIA) Alliance Municipal Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 102.8
  • City Cost of Living Index - 84.2
  • Mean Housing Cost - $166,099

Colleges and Universities:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) has long been recognized as one of the best science and engineering colleges in the county. 
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute provides diplomas and Associate in Applied Science degrees in 25 career fields to more than 4,000 students.
  • National American University offers a wide variety of bachelor and associate degrees in business.


  • White 79.9%
  • Black 1.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 10.7% 
  • Asian 1.2%
  • Two or more races 6.3%
  • Hispanic 5.0%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.5%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 6.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 4.5%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.33%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (13%), 
  • Construction (11%),
  • Accommodation and food services (10%),
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%),
  • Other services, except public administration (7%),
  • Manufacturing (7%), 
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)


  • Storybook Island is filled with dozens of larger-than-life sets that depict children's nursery rhymes and tales, including Yogi Bear's picnic basket and the Crooked Man's house.
  • The Stavkirk Chapel, an exact replica of the famous 830-year-old Borgund Church in Norway, features intricate woodcarvings, strange dragon heads, and ingenious pegged construction.
  • Fossil skeletons of giant, prehistoric marine reptiles command attention at the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota Schools of Mines and Technology. 
  • The Indian Museum of North America celebrates North American Indian life and history, operating as part of the Crazy Horse Memorial in Rapid City.
  • Jewel Cave, a national monument, contains more than 132 miles of surveyed passageways in an underground labyrinth that offers rare and unusual calcite crystal formations.
  • With its jagged cliffs, deep canyons, flat-topped buttes, and rich fossils, Badlands National Park is one of the most stunning geological displays on earth.
  • Wind Cave, the first cave designated as part of the National Parks system, provides more than 116 miles of mapped corridors and halls, making it the fifth-longest cave in the world.
  • With four different major collections, the Journey Museum tells the story of the Great Plains.

Arts & Culture:

  • Dahl Fine Arts Center features exhibits of paintings and sculptures by local artists, especially local Native American artists. A 180-foot-long oil-on-canvas mural depicts 200 years of American History. The museum offers tours and family events. 
  • The Black Hills Community Theatre, Inc., the city's only community theater, is based in the Dahl Center's 170-seat auditorium. The nearby Black Hills Playhouse at Custer State Park is a professional theater and training center.
  • Two puppet theaters entertain the community. Black Hills Dance Theatre, Inc. engages a variety of regionally and nationally recognized dance companies. The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra's 80 members offer educational outreach

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena plays host to the Indoor Football League's Black Hills Red Dogs. 
  • Rapid City's Annual Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo in late January-early February, draws large crowds.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Rapid City has 26 parks, playgrounds and special outdoor public facilities spanning 1,500 acres of park land inside the city limits. The largest, Sioux Park, offers 210 acres.
  • A 13.5-mile bicycle path spans the town, which boasts 17 golf courses, 36 tennis courts, 16 horseshoe courts, 10 racquet-ball courts, 3 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor aquatic facility, 9 ball field complexes, 8 soccer facilities, an ice arena, 1 hockey rink, and 2 frisbee golf courses.
  • Outdoor lovers enjoy two ski areas, 400 miles of trails and nature walks, 14 mountain lakes and 300 miles of streams and reservoirs; blue ribbon trout fishing and many types of hunting are also available.


  • You'll find a variety of shopping available to you while visiting Rapid City.
  • From the Rushmore Mall to unique downtown shops, Native American arts and crafts outlets and Black Hills gold jewelers, there's plenty of shopping opportunities throughout town.
  • Experience Rushmore Crossing, Rapid Citys new outdoor mall. Whatever your mood or lifestyle, you'll discover what you're looking for in Rapid City.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Bear County USA
  2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  3. Reptile Gardens
  4. Wildlife Loop
  5. Black Hills Central Railroad