Neurological Surgeon Salary
Neurological Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $307K) surpassing six figures annually. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Neurological Surgeons largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Neurological surgeons work in a healthcare environment and should be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time while operating on patients. They may attend training sessions to become more familiar with new operating technologies and tools, and must use their excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate communication among staff members. They must work well in a team setting with other surgeons, nurses, and specialized neurology professionals, but should also have the organizational skills and close attention to detail to work independently. Multitasking and prioritization are important in this position, and other important responsibilities include interacting with patients and families before and after surgery to confirm that everything went as planned, and following strict privacy guidelines with respect to patients' rights to confidentiality.
Neurological surgeons are skilled in interpreting CAT scans, evaluating neurological structures before operation, placing electrodes, and reviewing post-operating conditions, and they use a variety of operating tools in their work. A medical degree with a neurology specialty is required for this position, and prior experience within the field is also required. Other medical certifications are highly beneficial.
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.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $293K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $348K. On average, Neurological Surgeons make $298K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $300K.