A Neurosurgeon earns an average salary of $331,724 per year. A skill in Brain 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 Total Pay (?
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$98,043 - $698,466
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $331,724
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Neurosurgeon Total Pay (?
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$17.48 - $293.68
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $92.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$260K$520K$780K
Salary
$98,043 - $698,466  
   
Bonus
$511 - $99,714  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $387,832  
Commission
$100.67 - $139,061  
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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$98,711 - $754,897  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$17.48 - $293.68  
   
Overtime
$9.95 - $387.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$511 - $99,714  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $139,061  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $387,832  
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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$98,711 - $754,897  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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 53%
Baltimore
up arrow 21%
Boston
up arrow 8%
National Average
$348,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
up arrow 2%
Miami
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$348,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.
Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%
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