Neurosurgeon with Brain Surgery Skills Salary

Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($398K) annually. Cash earnings for Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills — including $148K in bonuses and $699K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $107K to $811K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills are happy with their jobs. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$103,726 - $749,281
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$100K
$400K
$750K
MEDIAN: $398,455
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$25.83 - $329.78
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$26
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$330
MEDIAN: $102.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$280K$560K$840K
Salary
$103,726 - $749,281  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $148,163  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $698,500  
Commission
$50,189  
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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$107,220 - $811,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$25.83 - $329.78  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $475.00  
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$320K$640K$960K
Bonus
$1,957 - $148,163  
   
Commission
$50,189  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $698,500  
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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$107,220 - $811,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay by Experience Level for Neurosurgeon

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


Annually raking in $348K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $484K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $450K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $406,409

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

For Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Orlando (+11 percent), and Miami (+8 percent). Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills in Chicago make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Phoenix and Boston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Neurosurgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$406,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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