Neurological Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $302K) surpassing six figures annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neurological Surgeons are happy with their jobs. Men make up the vast majority of Neurological Surgeons (85 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,091 - $669,104
$96K
$300K
$670K
MEDIAN: $301,827
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50%
90%

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$31.45 - $223.82
$130
MEDIAN: $127.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Salary
$96,091 - $669,104  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$73,840 - $690,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$127.00  
   
Overtime
$86.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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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$73,840 - $690,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • Perform neurosurgical procedures.
  • Work with other members of patients' medical teams to create management plans.
  • Suggest treatment options.
  • Examine and diagnose patients.
  • Operate surgical tools, including endoscopic and laser equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neurological Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $250K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Neurological Surgeons who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $300K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $400K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Neurological Surgeon

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Neurological Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$300,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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