Neurological Surgeon Salary

Neurological Surgeons in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $298K per year on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 (86 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$96,338 - $663,836
$96K
$300K
$660K
MEDIAN: $297,988
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50%
90%

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$31.45 - $223.82
$130
MEDIAN: $127.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$96,338 - $663,836  
   
Bonus
$9,826  
Total Pay (?
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$74,190 - $685,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$127.00  
   
Overtime
$86.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$9,826  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,190 - $685,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Neurological Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Neurological Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Neurological Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $303,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Neurological Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $294,000 based on 36 salaries. A Neurological Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $300,000 based on 19 salaries.

Key Stats for Neurological Surgeon

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Mid-Career
▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$296,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%