Neurological Surgeon Salary
Neurological Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $302K) surpassing six figures annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neurological Surgeons are happy with their jobs. Men make up the vast majority of Neurological Surgeons (85 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Neurological Surgeon
Neurological surgeons are responsible for leading operating procedures in the neurological departments of their facilities and overseeing surgical procedures in accordance with strict safety regulations and the particular patient's needs. Neurological surgeons are highly proficient in handling different blood pressure levels and monitoring cerebral pathways, evaluating operation outcomes, and understanding physiological derivations from electrode positioning.Read More...
Neurological surgeons work in a healthcare environment and should be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time while operating on patients. They may attend training sessions to become more familiar with new operating technologies and tools, and must use their excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate communication among staff members. They must work well in a team setting with other surgeons, nurses, and specialized neurology professionals, but should also have the organizational skills and close attention to detail to work independently. Multitasking and prioritization are important in this position, and other important responsibilities include interacting with patients and families before and after surgery to confirm that everything went as planned, and following strict privacy guidelines with respect to patients' rights to confidentiality.
Neurological surgeons are skilled in interpreting CAT scans, evaluating neurological structures before operation, placing electrodes, and reviewing post-operating conditions, and they use a variety of operating tools in their work. A medical degree with a neurology specialty is required for this position, and prior experience within the field is also required. Other medical certifications are highly beneficial.
Neurological Surgeon Tasks
- Perform neurosurgical procedures.
- Work with other members of patients' medical teams to create management plans.
- Suggest treatment options.
- Examine and diagnose patients.
- Operate surgical tools, including endoscopic and laser equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Neurological Surgeon
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $250K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Neurological Surgeons who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $300K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $400K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
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