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Neurological Surgeon Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Neurological Surgeons in the United States, with median pay hovering around $253K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Neurological Surgeons survey respondents are men (70 percent). This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neurological Surgeons are happy with their jobs. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$96,576 - $618,240
MEDIAN: $252,825

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$96,576 - $618,240  
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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).
$92,128 - $681,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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.

Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $246K. Neurological Surgeons who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $285K. Neurological Surgeons who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $275K.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


30 %
70 %

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%