Orthopedic Surgery Position – Earn $2.0M+ over three years without the hassles of administration influence located two hours from Chicago

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:7703
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Currently seeking a BC/BE Orthopedic Surgeon who prefers to practice in an environment that will offer a comfortable work-life balance in a community of about 26,000 residents to replace a retired Orthopedic Surgeon. 
  • Busy Bread and Butter Orthopedic Surgery practice with the current potential of about 250-450 surgical cases per year. 
  • Sub-specialty could eventually encompass 25-30% of the practice
  • Call is (1:3), and you will be joining a practice with 2 other orthopedic surgeons and 2 very experienced and productive Orthopedics PAs - PA's take primary call.  
  • RN and MA support. 
  • Will consider sub-specialties, but general orthopedic surgery is the primary aspect of the opportunity, including, Joints or Hand.

About Employer

  • This progressive, 99-bed acute care facility is located in the heart of the Sauk Valley, in Northern Illinois, approximately 2 hours from Chicago.
  • 68 physicians in 35 areas of medicine.
  • Since opening in 1909, this medical center has consistently received high ratings for delivering quality care, positive public awareness, safety, and high patient satisfaction to a catchment area of 56,000+.

Compensation Details

  • $661,000+ Floor annually (minimum of $2.0M over three years) with the opportunity to an additional $100,000 to $125,000 in production.  
  • Robust benefits packages
  • Relocation Assistance

Community Details

  • Array of activities in Sterling is unsurpassed for a town of its size.
  • Sterling sits on the Rock River with its great boating, hunting, and fishing; offers the Woodlawn Arts Academy for music, performing, and visual arts lessons and classes; and maintains an active park district with a gymnastics center, indoor pool, indoor track and turf field, 4 indoor tennis courts, 8,000 square foot fitness center, and much more.
  • Public and private schooling options are available, and the Sterling High School is ranked in the top 10% in Illinois.

Recruiter Insights

MORE PURCHASING POWER:  Starting Salary is $175,000 To $250,000 MORE Compared To Positions Located In Chicago, IL, Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 30% Less In This Community Provides You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home, Pay Down Your Student Loans And Retire Early.

COMMUNITY:  Sterling offers the best of both worlds - a family friendly atmosphere, Laid Back Lifestyle and ideal for outdoor enthusiast, located far enough from urban hassels, including, traffic, admitting to several hospitals, high crime and high cost of living, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of one of the great cities in america - CHICAGO!    

PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT:  This organization provides you with autonomy and the flexibility of running your pracitce without interference from administration, and at the same time, provides their physician's with a hospital employed model and the opportunity to earn in the 90th%tile, if desired.  

LOW COST OF LIVING:  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $129,969 And Where A Desirable 3456 Square Ft. 4 Bedroom/2 Bath Home Sold For $225,000 Building A Quality Of Life With Substantial Savings Is Easy.



Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 112 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 117 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 154 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 107 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 126 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 220 miles to Saint Louis, MO

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 57 miles: Moline, IL (MLI / KMLI) Quad City International Airport
  • 63 miles: Rockford, IL (RFD / KRFD) Chicago Rockford International Airport
  • 85 miles: Peoria, IL (PIA / KPIA) General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 95.5
  • City Cost of Living Index - 77.7
  • Mean Housing Cost - $129,969

Colleges and Universities:

  • Ashford University (about 27 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Black Hawk College (about 45 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 46 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 48 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)


  • White 70.8% , 
  • Black 1.2% , 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.3%, 
  • Asian 0.9%, 
  • Hispanic 26.0%
  • Two or more races 0.7%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 7.75%
  • County Sales Tax Rate - 1%
  • Property Tax Rate -1.73 %

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)


  • The City of Sterling maintains seven parks in addition to the parks operated by the Sterling Park District. These are neighborhood parks located throughout the community.
  • Sterling is within one of the best Park Districts in the State. The Sterling Park District offers a variety of recreational opportunities in addition to the City parks
  • The Dillon Home Property functions primarily as a museum but weddings can also be hosted on the grounds.

Arts & Culture:

  • At the Midway Drive In Theatre there are many movies for you and your family to watch.
  • Woodlawn Arts Academy offers a wide variety of arts programming for all ages. Year-round programming includes visual arts, dance, music, theatre, woodworking, healing arts, culinary arts, literary arts and domestic arts.
  • The Dillon home museum is a period home dating to the late 1800s, overlooking the Widest portion of the Rock River.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Easy access to watch the Chicago Whitesox, Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks.
  • Attend Kushwaukee sporting events

Sports for the Participant:

  • At Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA you and your family can sign up for many sports programs.
  • In Sterling Athletics Warriors you can sign up for any sports team.


  • The Northland mall has many stores for all ages to shop at.
  • There are many other shops located through out Sterling.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Sinnissippi Park
  2. Johnny's Bar and Grill
  3. Midway Drive In Theatre
  4. Dillon Home Museum
  5. The Precinct