Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Neurologists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $204K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Neurologists runs from $98K to $345K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $61K and profit sharing that can reach almost $50K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Neurologists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$99,949 - $328,233
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MEDIAN: $204,111
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$29.09 - $297.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$99,949 - $328,233  
   
Bonus
$1,932 - $61,277  
Profit Sharing
$66.44 - $49,665  
Total Pay (?
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$98,180 - $344,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$29.09 - $297.99  
   
Overtime
$9.30 - $484.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$1,932 - $61,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$66.44 - $49,665  
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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$98,180 - $344,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Neurologists are physicians who are responsible for all aspects of patients' neurological care, including examination, diagnosis, and referral. They service a wide variety of patients, including those with sleep disorders, spinal cord or central nervous system injuries, genetic abnormalities, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis. Neurologists treat established neurological patients by prescribing drugs or treatments and other therapies such as diet and lifestyle changes. Typically, they receive referrals from non-specialist physicians or emergency room personnel to make a diagnoses and provide patient treatment for neurological issues. Often, neurologists sub-specialize into a specific area of expertise. In these cases, they will be primarily responsible only for issues related to that particular area of expertise (such as multiple sclerosis) and refer and communicate other issues back to the patient’s primary care physician for treatment.

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Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Tasks

  • Examine and investigate potential neurological conditions in patients.
  • Advise patients and families about conditions, treatments, prognosis, and side effects.
  • Provide patient-specific treatment plans and interventions to manage and treat conditions.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic images and tests to diagnose neurological conditions.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist


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Many Neurologists move into a Neurosurgeon role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $350K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

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


For many Neurologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $189K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Neurologists make a median salary of $225K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $240K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $204,402

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Neurologists, 22 percent higher than the national average. Neurologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Columbia (+8 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). Neurologists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Neurologists in Florida bring in salaries that are 34 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (27 percent lower) and Seattle (24 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$204,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲10%



National Average
$204,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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