The average salary for a Neurosurgeon is $380,235 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Spine Surgery and Neurosurgeon.

$101,529 - $758,431
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$100K
$380K
$760K
MEDIAN: $380,234
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$25.83 - $311.13
(Median)
$26
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$310
MEDIAN: $97.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$270K$540K$810K
Salary
$101,529 - $758,431  
   
Bonus
$1,101 - $116,484  
Profit Sharing
$391.38 - $365,841  
Commission
$93,060  
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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$101,213 - $784,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 799
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$25.83 - $311.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.81  
Overtime
$29.09 - $519  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$1,101 - $116,484  
   
Commission
$93,060  
Profit Sharing
$391.38 - $365,841  
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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$101,213 - $784,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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

  • 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

National Average: $382,052

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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$382,000


Skills That Affect Neurosurgeon Salaries

Spine Surgery
up arrow 42%

Neurosurgeon
up arrow 24%

Neuroscience
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 8%

Brain Surgery
up arrow 2%

National Average
$382,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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