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Neurological Surgeon Salary

Average pay for a Neurological Surgeon in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $260K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Neurological Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$99,733 - $593,917
MEDIAN: $245,658

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$99,733 - $593,917  
$1.07 - $97,871  
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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).
$100,055 - $666,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.

Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $246K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $340K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $275K on average.

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 10 votes.


28 %
72 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%