Neurosurgeon Salary

The average salary for a Neurosurgeon is $380,378 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Spine Surgery, Neuroscience, Neurosurgeon, and General Surgery.

$101,860 - $770,989
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$380K
$770K
MEDIAN: $380,378
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$20.31 - $306.62
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$310
MEDIAN: $99.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$270K$540K$810K
Salary
$101,860 - $770,989  
   
Bonus
$1,042 - $122,941  
Profit Sharing
$239.95 - $377,150  
Commission
$90,000  
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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$101,361 - $793,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 792
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$200$400$600
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $306.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.81  
Overtime
$26.79 - $592  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$1,042 - $122,941  
   
Commission
$90,000  
Profit Sharing
$239.95 - $377,150  
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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$101,361 - $793,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeons are specialized surgeons who focus on the brain, spine, and nervous system, and correcting neurological problems through surgery. These can include back surgeries, removing brain tumors, and other specialized neurological procedures.

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Neurosurgeon Tasks

  • Interview patients, evaluate test results, and diagnose conditions or the absence of conditions.
  • Teach medical students and supervise residents.
  • Document and track all treatments, diagnoses, medications, and other health data.
  • 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.

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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

National Average: $381,694

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Key Stats for Neurosurgeon

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$382,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
▲42%

Neuroscience
▲31%

Neurosurgeon
▲24%

General Surgery
▲20%

Surgery
▲8%


National Average
$382,000

Medicine / Surgery
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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