Similar position to you to shed some insight on other positions for Ortho in CT and what offers I have received...nice thing about hospitals vs. private is joining the 10 year NHSC loan repayment for income based and not being hit with the tax on income differential at the end. May see slower growth potential and difficulty in salary negotiations once you are fully trained and capable in the OR after a few years.
#1 Hospital based, heavy OR time in Total Joints
Pa Run Service (15 PAs)
95K based on 10-10-24 or 4 10's, plus 1:7 call (12 hour shift)
Shift differential pay for weekends (Sat/Sun)
5 wks vacation, $1500 CME + 5 days (DEA, license not covered)
403B (match 4% if 8% contributed), Life x 1, Health + Dental, malpractice with 1/3 + tail
#2 Private between two smaller community hospitals
5 surgeons, 3 PAs
92.5K + 2500 signing bonus/relocation, 40 hrs, 1 weekend call/month (after 3-6 months of training)
Annual bonus (per productivity and skill development) + profit sharing (open discussion after 2 years)
split time between OR and clinic/hospital (2.5/2.5 or 3/2 OR)
22 days vacation + 9 holidays, $1500 CME + 5 days (DEA, license, AAPA covered)
401K vested after 1 year (4% match), Life x 1, Health + Dental, malpractice with 1/3 + tail
Good luck in finding what's right for you.