$100K Commencement Bonus | Join Large Employed Orthopedic Network in Northeast PA

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11264
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Employed position with a large primary care referral base
  • Two DaVinci Robots
  • Potential 1:6 call for the ED
  • Office Space available in a long-standing existing practice

Compensation Details

  • $100K Commencement Bonus
  • Residency Stipend Payment
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Medical Education Debt Reimbursement
  • CME Allowances
  • Bonuses
  • Excellent benefit package

Community Details

  • The Susquehanna River quietly cuts a path through beautiful mountains, winding into broad valley of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. Wilkes-Barre has an international airport, five colleges and universities, and serves as the center of business and industry for Northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • The Greater Wilkes-Barre area is home to year-round festivals and events, the state’s first slots casino and live harness racing at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a 14-screen theater and shops at Northampton & Main, countless shops and restaurants.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $40,000 To $60,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In New Jersey. 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.  5 beds 4 baths 3,064 sqft  Absolutely stunning and spacious this 2-story home has everything you could ever want in a home. Comfy open plan & move-right-in 5 beds, remolded 3.5 Bath title baths, large customer kitchen with Island & Newer granite counter tops, brand new stainless appliances, and perfect for entertaining. Inviting large family room/movie room and 2nd master bedroom suite in lower level makes this home one of kind. This home can be yours for $279,000.

The Community.  This unique tri-state metro offers urban setting with access to both nature and big city amenities. Beautiful area in Northeastern PA with four distinct seasons, surrounded by abundant parks and rivers, great for active families - just a quick drive to the mountains for local ski resort and hiking trails. Jump over to two of the region’s most well-known metropolitan cities, NYC or Philadelphia, in short 1.5 hour drive, plus local airport makes travel a breeze. Safe communities with charming neighborhoods, major shopping, local universities and colleges. Growing, vibrant city in which to live. 

The Employer.  Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest community hospital, with 412-beds and a medical staff of more than 400 physicians representing nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 110 miles: Harrisburg, PA (MDT / KMDT) Harrisburg International Airport
  • 118 miles: Newark, NJ (EWR / KEWR) Newark Liberty International Airport
  • 122 miles: Philadelphia, PA (PHL / KPHL) Philadelphia International Airport
  • 133 miles: New York, NY (LGA / KLGA) LaGuardia Airport
  • 144 miles: New York, NY (JFK / KJFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 158 miles: Syracuse, NY (SYR / KSYR) Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 96 miles to Newark, NJ
  • 97 miles to Philadelphia, PA
  • 100 miles to Jersey City, NJ
  • 104 miles to New York, NY
  • 140 miles to Baltimore, MD

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 13 miles: Scranton, PA (AVP / KAVP) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
  • 67 miles: Williamsport, PA (IPT / KIPT) Williamsport Regional Airport
  • 69 miles: Allentown, PA (ABE / KABE) Lehigh Valley International Airport
  • 89 miles: Binghamton, NY (BGM / KBGM) Greater Binghamton Airport
  • 100 miles: Lancaster, PA (LNS / KLNS) Lancaster Airport
  • 106 miles: Morristown, NJ (MMU / KMMU) Morristown Municipal Airport
  • 110 miles: Harrisburg, PA (MDT / KMDT) Harrisburg International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $130,117
  • City Cost of Living Index - 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 102.0

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Scranton (Full-time enrollment: 5,488; Location: 800 Linden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scranton.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Marywood University (FT enrollment: 2,959; Location: 2300 Adams Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marywood.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lackawanna College (FT enrollment: 1,382; Location: 501 Vine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lackawanna.edu)
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton (FT enrollment: 675; Location: 517 Ash Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortis.edu)
  • Johnson College (FT enrollment: 456; Location: 3427 N Main Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.johnson.edu)


  • 74.3% White alone
  • 13.4% Hispanic
  • 5.9% Black alone
  • 4.5% Asian alone
  • 2.2% Two or more races


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.07%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.34%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.35%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)


  • Ski areas in the Poconos
  • Limitless outdoor recreation
  • White-water sports
  • Hiking,
  • Rock climbing
  • Fishing

Arts & Culture:

  • F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Dance Theater of Wilkes-Barre
  • Verve Vertu

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sports for the Participant:


  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Swimming



  • Macy's
  • Boscov's
  • Kohl's Wilkes Barre
  • Party City
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods


Top Five things to do:

  1. Wilkes Barre's 309 Famous Brown Cow
  2. Seven Tubs Natural Area
  3. Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park
  4. Eckley Miners' Village
  5. Bear Creek Preserve