Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Average pay for a Neurologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $197K per year. Total cash compensation to Neurologists bottoms out near $99K and approaches $313K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $50K from bonuses and almost $44K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience 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. Job satisfaction for Neurologists is high. Men make up the majority of Neurologists (65 percent) survey respondents.

$99,411 - $302,989
(Median)
$99K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $197,431
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$18.50 - $200.00
(Median)
$18
$70
$200
MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$99,411 - $302,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,223  
Profit Sharing
$33.00 - $44,000  
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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$98,800 - $312,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$18.50 - $200.00  
   
Overtime
$6.14 - $157.81  
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.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,223  
   
Profit Sharing
$33.00 - $44,000  
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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$98,800 - $312,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist


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Neurologists might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Neurosurgeon, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $349K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Neurologists typically report just a few professional skills. Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Neurology Clinic are typically practiced in Neurophysiology, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $183K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Neurologists see a median salary of $221K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $236K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$199,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
up arrow 14%


Neurology Clinic
0%

National Average
$199,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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