Neurosurgeon Salary (United States)

A Neurosurgeon earns an average salary of $339,876 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Spine Surgery and Brain Surgery. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Neurosurgeon Total Pay (?
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$98,184 - $725,324
(Median)
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510K
730K
MEDIAN: $339,875
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Neurosurgeon Total Pay (?
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$17.68 - $314.08
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MEDIAN: $90
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National Salary Data

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$0$270K$540K$810K
Salary
$98,184 - $725,324  
   
Bonus
$375.00 - $100,222  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $514,923  
Commission
$1,100 - $110,000  
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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$99,830 - $786,489  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$140$280$420
Hourly Rate
$17.68 - $314.08  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $400.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$280K$560K$840K
Bonus
$375.00 - $100,222  
   
Commission
$1,100 - $110,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $514,923  
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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$99,830 - $786,489  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 498
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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
San Francisco
up arrow 50%
Baltimore
up arrow 29%
Chicago
up arrow 27%
Atlanta
up arrow 18%
Boston
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 4%
National Average
$355,000
Miami
up arrow 13%
Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$355,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
up arrow 91%
National Average
$355,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.
Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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