Physician/ Doctor, Pediatric Neurologist Salary
Average pay for a Pediatric Neurologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $187K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Pediatric Neurologists (62 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Physician/ Doctor, Pediatric Neurologist
Pediatric neurologists work to properly diagnose and treat children who have neurological symptoms, problems, or disorders with the help of nurses and other medical staff in both medical and office environments.Read More...
Some neurological disorders are quite common in children, such as attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. While these behavioral disorders do not pose serious risks to a child’s well-being, pediatric neurologists are responsible for recognizing unique symptoms and properly treating these disorders. More serious disorders include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other disorders associated with developmental delays.
Pediatric neurologists are trained to understand functions in many different areas of a child’s body and are often called upon to examine issues related to blood vessels, muscles, and nerve coverings. However, their main focus areas are the three nervous systems: autonomous, central, and peripheral, as disorders of these systems present the greatest neurological risks for children. These neurologists must be prepared to diagnose, treat, and hopefully resolve these issues that are affecting their patients, all while remembering that the patient is just a child who may not fully understand what is going on. As such, this position requires finesse and skill for people in addition to medicine.
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Pay by Experience Level for Physician/ Doctor, Pediatric Neurologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pediatric Neurologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $172K per year. Pediatric Neurologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $191K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $233K.