Neurological Surgeon Salary

Neurological Surgeons receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $325K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The majority of Neurological Surgeons (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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).
)
$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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Neurological Surgeons. 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 $246K per year. Neurological Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $295K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings 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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