Neurological Surgeon Salary

Neurological Surgeons in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $295K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Neurological Surgeons who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$145,935 - $616,258
(Median)
$150K
$290K
$620K
MEDIAN: $294,790
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$20.13 - $326.74
(Median)
$20
$64
$330
MEDIAN: $64.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$145,935 - $616,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $87,106  
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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$93,286 - $678,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $326.74  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $87,106  
   
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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$93,286 - $678,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Neurological Surgeon

  • Operate surgical tools, including endoscopic and laser equipment.
  • Perform neurosurgical procedures.
  • Examine and diagnose patients.
  • Work with other members of patients’ medical teams to create management plans.
  • Suggest treatment options.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neurological Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $250K per year. Neurological Surgeons who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $295K. Neurological Surgeons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $287K.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$286,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 8%
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