Trauma Surgery opportunity - Income Potential of $662,000+

Physician: Surgery: Trauma
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:6862
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: Trauma

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking Trauma Surgeon to join 8 General Surgeons, 3 Vascular Surgeons, 1 Breast Surgeon, 3 NP’s and 1 Physician Assistant. 
  • This physician owned group has been the predominant multi-specialty surgical practice in Wausau, WI for the past thirty years.
  • We have thrived on our independence with our high quality outcomes and exceptional service.
  • Acute care/ trauma service supports the tertiary care for a level 2 trauma center, along with its nine regional hospitals.
  • Exclusive provider for acute care and trauma coverage.
  • The trauma program is a well-developed service led by board certified trauma surgeon.
  • This group and the Medical College of Wisconsin has partnered to provide a broad educational opportunity for local medical students along with a new rural surgery resident track providing the candidate with the unique opportunity to work in a private practice and still enjoy teaching, if desired. 


Compensation Details

  • Generous 2-year guaranteed salary starting up to $500,000.
  • Comprehensive benefit package benefits including profit sharing, 401K contribution, health insurance, medical malpractice, etc. 
  • Two-year track to partnership with opportunity to buy-in to the:

                 1.  Practice 
                 2.  Surgery Center 
                 3.  Real estate corporation 

  • Several of the physicians earn in the top 90th%tile in US. 

Community Details

  • Wausau, Wisconsin is located in the lovely Wisconsin River valley at the center of the state.
  • A metro area population of 80,000 with excellent schools, busy performing arts center, large private music conservatory, and visual arts center.
  • Quiet residential neighborhoods surround Lake Wausau and overlook the Wisconsin River or have views of Rib Mountain State Park.
  • A normal commute is ten minutes to any part of town.
  • Enjoy four seasons of recreation including all water sports, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, soccer, down-hill and cross-country skiing.
  • Conveniently located three hours from Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Trauma Surgery Salaries In Madison and Milwaukee, WI.  Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20%, provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early.

There are several physicians who are earning in the 90th%tile.  The 90th%tile for Trauma Surgery is $662,000+.  

Opportunity to buy-in to the practice, real estate and medispa.  

The Housing Market.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3,448 sqft home is rich in character and charm.  This home boasts a modern kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cherry cabinetry by Woodcraft, Sub-zero/Wolf appliances, and heated tile floors. Other features include 2 fireplaces, sunroom, main floor master suite, generous room sizes, a wet bar, main floor laundry, speaker system, security system, sprinkler system, 2 patios, and storage shed. 

Located in a beautiful, sought-after Wausau Historic District is fully updated home is set on a private, professionally landscaped one-acre lot just minutes from downtown can be yours for $449,999.

The Community. A Special hometown feeling when you visit the historical downtown and shop at one of the specialty stores on the Third Street pedestrian mall, listen to music in the summer or ice skate in the winter on the downtown public square, walk through the Marathon County Historical Museum, tour the Warren Historic District, shop at the Wausau Center Mall, attend a theater or music event at the Grand Theater, or visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

There is always something going on no matter what the season is, be it a music concert, theater production, festival, parade, fair, art and craft show, or sports event. You will also enjoy the natural features of our area such as flowing rivers, lakes, maple and oak trees, Rib Mountain, and the many city parks that provide beauty and recreation throughout the four seasons.

The Employer. A team of highly-skilled, experienced surgeons and staff dedicated to providing the most advanced general, vascular and specialty surgery throughout central and northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. Independently owned by surgeons and provide care for patients referred by any physician practice or health care system in the region. 

The team is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of patient care in a friendly and approachable manner. 

The largest independent, general and vascular surgical group in the state of Wisconsin, providing access to a team of 13 surgeons with multiple specialties. Currently, perform procedures in our clinic at the Hospital and Surgery Center.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 98 miles: Green Bay, WI (GRB / KGRB) Austin Straubel International Airport
  • 187 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 195 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport
  • 243 miles: Duluth, MN (DLH / KDLH) Duluth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 131 miles to Madison, WI
  • 157 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 169 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 178 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 234 miles to Chicago, IL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 19 miles: Mosinee, WI (CWA / KCWA) Central Wisconsin Airport
  • 58 miles: Rhinelander, WI (RHI / KRHI) Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport
  • 96 miles: Eau Claire, WI (EAU / KEAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
  • 98 miles: Green Bay, WI (GRB / KGRB) Austin Straubel International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $143,232
  • City Cost of Living Index - 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 96.3


Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 31 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 41 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 75 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 78 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 82 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 85 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)


  • 78.6% White alone
  • 13.5% Asian alone
  • 3.3% Hispanic
  • 3.2% Two or more races
  • 1.5% Black alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5.94%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 5%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.43%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.76%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)


  • Marathon Park
  • State Park Speedway
  • Wisconsin Baseball Academy
  • Plover River Fishery Area

Arts & Culture:

  • Wausau Festival of Arts, every fall in historic downtown Wausau. 120 juried fine artists from across the country display their work throughout the 400 block and third street for visitors to view.
  • Woodson Art Museum, including their annual Birds in Art exhibition with more than 120 all-new original artworks from around the world interpreted in oil, watercolor, the graphic arts, bronze and stone.
  • The Center for the Visual Arts has rotating exhibits that showcase the works of local and regional artists in the Caroline S. Mark Gallery and the newly renovated Vault Gallery.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Milwaukee Admirals - hockey
  • Milwaukee Bucks - basketball
  • Dells Motor Speedway, Dells Raceway Park offers great excitement for all racing fans



Sports for the Participant:

  • Badger State Games
  • Pond Hockey
  • Red, White & Blue 5k 
  • Wausau Marathon


  • Rib Mountain Retail Center
  • Wausau City Center
  • Wausau City Center Shopping Mall - over 50 stores
  • Big chain stores - Target, Super Walmart, Sam's Club and more

Top Five things to do:

  1. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  2. Granite Peak - Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Ski & Snowboard Areas
  3. The Grand Theater - Concert & Shows
  4. Yawkey House Museum
  5. Monk Botanical Gardens