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Neurosurgeon Salary (United States)

A Neurosurgeon earns an average salary of $355,034 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.
Neurosurgeon Salary (?
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$99,503 - $718,747
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $355,034
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Neurosurgeon Salary (?
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$17.62 - $316.02
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MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data

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$0$260K$520K$780K
Salary
$99,503 - $718,747  
   
Bonus
$248.89 - $99,378  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $397,317  
Commission
$4,900 - $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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$99,177 - $763,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $316.02  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $438.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$248.89 - $99,378  
   
Commission
$4,900 - $110,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $397,317  
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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$99,177 - $763,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

Chicago
up arrow 33%
Atlanta
up arrow 24%
New York
up arrow 7%
Baltimore
up arrow 4%
San Francisco
up arrow 4%
National Average
$374,000
Boston
up arrow 2%
Miami
up arrow 13%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
Seattle
up arrow 41%
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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$374,000

Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
up arrow 103%
National Average
$374,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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