Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Neurologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $203K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. For the most part, Neurologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Neurologists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$98,969 - $320,910
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MEDIAN: $203,426
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$23.31 - $292.33
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$0$331K
Salary $98,969 - $320,910
Bonus $2,032 - $51,995
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$96,757 - $331,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
Hourly Data $0$350
Hourly Rate $23.31 - $292.33
Hourly Tips $2.27
Overtime $9.89 - $350.00
Annual Data $0$331K
Bonus $2,032 - $51,995
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$96,757 - $331,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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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Neurologists often transition into Neurosurgeon positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Neurosurgeons earn $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: $203,452

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

For those looking to make money, Neurologists in Miami enjoy an exceptional 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). Location significantly influences compensation, with Florida Neurologists earning much less — 34 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Houston and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$203,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲11%



National Average
$203,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 13%
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