Neurological Surgeon Salary

Generous salaries abound for Neurological Surgeons in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($297K) per year. Male Neurological Surgeons are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$146,387 - $616,736

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$20.13 - $326.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$230K$460K$690K
Salary
$146,387 - $616,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $87,783  
Total Pay (?
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$93,729 - $676,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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 - $87,783  
   
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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$93,729 - $676,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


For Neurological Surgeons, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $246K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $270K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Neurological Surgeons make $285K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $300K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$292,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%
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