Neurosurgeon with Brain Surgery Skills Salary

Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills see excellent average salaries — about $398K annually. Total cash earnings of Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills range from $107K on the low end to $811K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $148K and $699K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills (80 percent) who took the survey. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$103,726 - $749,281
(Median)
$100K
$400K
$750K
MEDIAN: $398,455
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$25.83 - $329.78
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$330
MEDIAN: $102.00
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National Salary 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$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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $348K per year. Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $484K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $450K by contrast.

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' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Neurosurgeons with Brain Surgery skills in Chicago bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. 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
up arrow 3%

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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