Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills see excellent average salaries — about $390K annually. Final cash compensation to Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills varies from around $102K to approximately $776K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $149K and $389K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills who answered the questionnnaire. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$101,397 - $722,771
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$390K
$720K
MEDIAN: $389,940
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$38.98 - $321.33
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MEDIAN: $103.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Salary
$101,397 - $722,771  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $149,499  
Profit Sharing
$408.40 - $388,549  
Commission
$60,000  
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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$102,370 - $775,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$190$380$570
Hourly Rate
$38.98 - $321.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$39.87 - $558  
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$1M
Bonus
$1,021 - $149,499  
   
Commission
$60,000  
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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$102,370 - $775,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Pay by Experience Level for Neurosurgeon

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


Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $319K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $399K. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $446K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $453K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $394,276

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills, 52 percent above the national average. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+27 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (24 percent less) and Phoenix (14 percent less).

Key Stats for Neurosurgeon

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$394,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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