Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Neurologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $196K annually. Cash earnings for Neurologists — which occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $98K to approximately $320K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Neurologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Neurologists (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,394 - $305,181

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$16.05 - $200.00

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$97,394 - $305,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,868  
Profit Sharing
$63.99 - $39,156  
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).
)
$97,854 - $319,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $200.00  
   
Overtime
$5.79 - $163.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,868  
   
Profit Sharing
$63.99 - $39,156  
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).
)
$97,854 - $319,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Tasks

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

Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Job skills reported by Neurologists are limited. Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Neurology Clinic and Neurophysiology are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Neurologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $182K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $197K. Neurologists see a median salary of $220K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Neurologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $242K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$198,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
up arrow 14%


Neurology Clinic
0%

National Average
$198,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT