Salaries for Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($386K) per year. Total cash compensation for Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills runs from $102K to $785K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $150K and profit sharing that can reach almost $389K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills (81 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$101,220 - $725,788
(Median)
$100K
$390K
$730K
MEDIAN: $386,370
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$36.06 - $307.36
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$36
$100
$310
MEDIAN: $100
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$270K$540K$810K
Salary
$101,220 - $725,788  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $149,750  
Profit Sharing
$408.40 - $388,549  
Commission
$92,789  
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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$102,076 - $784,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$36.06 - $307.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$38.99 - $511  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$1,019 - $149,750  
   
Commission
$92,789  
Profit Sharing
$408.40 - $388,549  
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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$102,076 - $784,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay by Experience Level for Neurosurgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $310K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $393K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $443K in this role. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $442K.

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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$391,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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