Neurological Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $307K) surpassing six figures annually. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Neurological Surgeons largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$97,237 - $658,888
(Median)
$97K
$310K
$660K
MEDIAN: $307,225
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$97,237 - $658,888  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
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: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$120.00  
   
Overtime
$86.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$10,000  
   
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: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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

  • 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $293K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $348K. On average, Neurological Surgeons make $298K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $300K.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$303,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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