Neurosurgeon Salary (United States)

A Neurosurgeon earns an average salary of $340,860 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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$98,238 - $715,747
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $340,859
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Neurosurgeon Total Pay (?
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$17.75 - $311.88
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MEDIAN: $87.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$260K$520K$780K
Salary
$98,238 - $715,747  
   
Bonus
$247.17 - $100,257  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $537,548  
Commission
$2,414 - $101,736  
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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$98,937 - $777,117  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 481
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$140$280$420
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $311.88  
   
Overtime
$16.89 - $397.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$280K$560K$840K
Bonus
$247.17 - $100,257  
   
Commission
$2,414 - $101,736  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $537,548  
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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$98,937 - $777,117  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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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 40%
Baltimore
up arrow 39%
New York
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 5%
National Average
$356,000
Miami
up arrow 11%
Los Angeles
up arrow 23%
Seattle
up arrow 27%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$356,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
up arrow 90%
National Average
$356,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 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
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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