Neurological Surgeon Salary

Wages for Neurological Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($246K) per year. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Most Neurological Surgeons survey respondents are men (71 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$98,339 - $615,336
MEDIAN: $245,658

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$98,339 - $615,336  
$0.00 - $51,204  
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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).
$96,532 - $680,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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.

For many Neurological Surgeons, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $243K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $260K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $275K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


29 %
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 7%