Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Neurologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $205K per year. Total cash compensation to Neurologists bottoms out near $98K and approaches $343K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $99K from bonuses and almost $50K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Neurologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Neurologists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact.

$100,085 - $325,598
$100K
$200K
$330K
MEDIAN: $204,644
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$29.09 - $297.99
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$300
MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$100,085 - $325,598  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $98,633  
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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$98,219 - $343,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$29.09 - $297.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$9.50 - $340.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$1,922 - $98,633  
   
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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$98,219 - $343,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Advancing into a Neurosurgeon role seems to be a popular career move for Neurologists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $352K 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.


Neurologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $192K on average. For Neurologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $225K. 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 $239K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $204,974

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

Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Neurologists, 22 percent higher than the national average. Neurologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Columbia (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Florida Neurologists have considerably lower salaries, 34 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (20 percent less) and Seattle (18 percent less).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

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

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$205,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲10%



National Average
$205,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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