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Neurosurgeon Salary

A Neurosurgeon earns an average salary of $381,509 per year. A skill in Spine Surgery is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$101,917 - $728,330
(Median)
$100K
$380K
$730K
MEDIAN: $381,508
10%
50%
90%

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$19.27 - $309.11
(Median)
$19
$90
$310
MEDIAN: $89.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Salary
$101,917 - $728,330  
   
Bonus
$243.23 - $99,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $400,000  
Commission
$9,700 - $120,000  
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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$102,341 - $768,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $309.11  
   
Overtime
$19.80 - $454.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$320K$640K$960K
Bonus
$243.23 - $99,013  
   
Commission
$9,700 - $120,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $400,000  
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).
)
$102,341 - $768,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of neurological conditions. A qualified candidate for this position must be board certified. Neurosurgeons often work as part of a team of specialized doctors in hospitals and other health care facilities. In addition to treatment of patients, they may teach medical students. Neurosurgeons are also sometimes required to oversee medical residents, particularly when working in a teaching hospital.

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Neurosurgeon Tasks

  • Discuss outcomes and potential courses of action with patients, and assist them in the decision-making process.
  • Perform surgical procedures, both exploratory and for treatment.
  • Document and track all treatments, diagnoses, medications, and other health data.
  • Interview patients, evaluate test results, and diagnose conditions or the absence of conditions.
  • Teach medical students and supervise residents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neurosurgeon

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$394,000


Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
up arrow 111%

Brain Surgery
up arrow 2%

National Average
$394,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%