Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Neurologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($203K) per year. Total cash earnings of Neurologists range from $97K on the low end to $336K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $61K and $40K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Neurologists are male.

$98,731 - $324,738
$99K
$200K
$320K
MEDIAN: $203,058
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90%

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$30.20 - $297.99
$30
$62
$300
MEDIAN: $61.94
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$98,731 - $324,738  
   
Bonus
$2,037 - $60,820  
Profit Sharing
$66.44 - $39,732  
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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$97,075 - $335,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$30.20 - $297.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$9.86 - $484.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$2,037 - $60,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$66.44 - $39,732  
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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$97,075 - $335,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 $352K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Neurologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 201 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Neurologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $225,000 based on 99 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $239,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $203,568

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

For Neurologists, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Neurologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Columbia (+8 percent), and Philadelphia (+6 percent). Neurologists in Florida take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 34 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (19 percent less) and Seattle (17 percent less).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

National Average
$204,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲11%



National Average
$204,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 13%
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