Neurological Surgeon Salary

Neurological Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $325K) surpassing six figures annually. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neurological Surgeons are happy with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the majority of Neurological Surgeons (69 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$148,479 - $615,884
(Median)
$150K
$320K
$620K
MEDIAN: $325,000
10%
50%
90%

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$20.13 - $326.74
(Median)
$20
$48
$330
MEDIAN: $47.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$148,479 - $615,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $88,403  
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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$90,660 - $661,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $326.74  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $88,403  
   
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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$90,660 - $661,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Neurological Surgeons generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $246K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $260K. Neurological Surgeons who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $295K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $370K.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$303,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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