Diagnostic Radiology Opportunity in Illinois- $550k+ Salary

Physician: Radiology: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9677
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Radiology: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking two BC/BE Radiologists to expand coverage into our Southern Illinois market, primarily covering one hospital in Vandalia and one busy orthopedic clinic in Effingham
  • These facilities are only 30 minutes apart
  • The high-volume orthopedic clinic will benefit from someone with musculoskeletal interest and comfort level
  • Tele-radiology is available for after hours and weekend coverage and in emergencies
  • Candidate skill set must include general diagnostic radiology, GI fluoroscopy, arthrography, lumbar punctures, mammography, breast biopsies and image-guided biopsy/drainage procedures.

Compensation Details

  • $550,000 base salary with 2-year guarantee; then wRVU production
  • Signing bonus and retention bonus available
  • Relocation assistance
  • Strong pension plan
  • Health, vision, dental, life and disability coverage
  • 33 paid days off (264 hours) annually (includes holiday/sick/vacation)
  • CME – 5 days (40 hours) + $6,000 annually
  • Paid malpractice with tail

Community Details

  • Throughout our region, you'll find specialty stores and family-owned diners in which the owners greet you with a hardy "hello" and make you feel immediately welcomed.
  • You'll find strong support for our schools both public and private. At times, the schools are the center of activity and our lives can revolve around them.
  • With Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and University of Illinois just 45 minutes north in Champaign-Urbana, you'll enjoy the arts through countless musical and theatre arts performances.
  • Our communities are safe, and you will likely come to know all your neighbors and many of the families with whom your children may attend school. Because we tout a 10 to 15-minute door-to-door commute, you can easily attend your children's events and reach appointments with ease.
  • We are all about recreation. There are plenty of golf courses, several amazing lakes for boating and fishing, and state parks for picnicking, hiking and camping. Children stay busy throughout the summer with summer recreation programs.

Recruiter Insights

Pay Less.  With A Cost Of Living Of 30% Less compared to St. Louis, This opportunity and Community will provide You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To build your dream home, pay off medical school loans, and Retire Early.

The Housing Market.  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $126,363 And Where A Desirable 3300 Square Ft./ 5 Bedroom/4 Bath Home Sold For $245,000, Building A Quality Of Life With Substantial Savings Is Easy.

The Community.  The Community Is Welcoming To New Members And Offers A Series Of Fun Events Throughout The Year For Family Members And Getting To Know One Another. 

Why this Employer?  This Employer Is Committed To Its Doctors And The Entire Employee Staff And Enjoys Long Term Retention Of Its Key Physician Personnel Due To Exceptional Compensation And Quality Of Life Provided By The Community.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 127 miles: Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND) Indianapolis International Airport
  • 138 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 179 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 114 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 120 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 163 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 170 miles to Chicago, IL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 44 miles: Decatur, IL (DEC / KDEC) Decatur Airport
  • 44 miles: Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport
  • 90 miles: Springfield, IL (SPI / KSPI) Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 97.1
  • City Cost of Living Index - 77.7
  • Mean Housing Cost - $126,363

Colleges and Universities:

  • Lake Land College (Full-time enrollment: 7,499; Located in Mattoon, IL)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 11 miles; Charleston, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,414)
  • Richland Community College (about 40 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 41 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)


  • White 94.5%, 
  • Black 2.4%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.2%, 
  • Asian 0.7%,
  • Two or more races 1.7%, 
  • Hispanic 1.8%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.95%
  • Median Property Tax - $1,756
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 7.75%
  • County Tax Rate - 1%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.96%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)


  • The city of Mattoon has 5 main parks and a bicycle and walking path for enjoyment. 
  • The Douglas-Hart Nature Center was established to recreate and maintain two native habitats of Illinois, the prairie and deciduous forest, as they appeared before intensive use of modern man. Trails wind throughout Douglas-Hart Nature Center's thirty-five acres. Observation stations are designated along the length of our 0.8 mile loop. An accompanying trail guide, detailing interesting and unique features of the prairie and deciduous forest, is available to all visitors.
  • Lake Mattoon is fed by the Little Wabash River and is a popular recreation spot for boating, fishing, and camping. 

Arts & Culture:

  • Residents are encouraged to visit the mural, ""Civility,"" and relax in the new surroundings at Progress Square. This mural by artist D.S. Gordon embraces the landscape, history and people of Mattoon.
  • Mattoon Tourism & Arts Welcome Center is located in the historic Illinois Central Railroad Train Depot, which also still serves as the Amtrak Station for the Community. The original Railroad Depot was constructed in 1918 by the Illinois Central Railroad, and it was then remodeled in 2011.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Eastern Illinois University's athletic teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA FCS for football) in the Ohio Valley Conference.
  • EIU has men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer swimming, tennis and track and field, along with men's football and baseball and women's softball and volleyball. Community members of Mattoon are welcome to come watch all sporting events at the university.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Mattoon has multiple softball leagues available to girls of all ages. 
  • The City of Mattoon has various soccer, baseball, t-ball, and football leagues for people of all ages.
  • Mattoon's Skate Park is constructed of concrete, with ramps, steps, rails, etc and can be used by numerous skateboarders and BMX bikes.
  • Meadowview Golf Course consists of 18 championship holes where each hole features four sets of tees, offering a variety of lengths for players of all skill levels.


  • The Cross County Mall includes stores such as, JC Penney, Carsons, Maurices, Payless Shoes, Rue21 & More.
  • The Thompson Thrift Plaza includes stores such as, Aspen Dental, All About Eyes, PetSmart, Hibbett Sports, Cato Fashions, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Cash Store, Wireless Mikes & so much more.
  • The quaint, newly renovated Downtown Mattoon offers stores from a wide variety. From candy shops, specialty shops, furniture stores, restaurants, bars, music stores and more youll never want to leave.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Bagelfest
  2. EIU Symphony Orchestra & Musical Venues
  3. Greenwood School Museum
  4. Lake Mattoon
  5. Mattoon Country Club