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Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Neurologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $193K per year. Cash earnings for Neurologists — including $51K in bonuses and $112K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $97K to $317K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Neurologists (66 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$96,531 - $304,232
(Median)
$97K
$190K
$300K
MEDIAN: $193,255
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50%
90%

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$20.29 - $195.74
(Median)
$20
$85
$200
MEDIAN: $85.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$96,531 - $304,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,536  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $111,502  
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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$96,888 - $317,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.29 - $195.74  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $190.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,536  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $111,502  
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).
)
$96,888 - $317,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.

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Neurologists only report a few specific skills. Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Neurology Clinic tends to also indicate an understanding of Neurophysiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

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


Neurologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $179K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $193K. Neurologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $216K. Neurologists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $239K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$196,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
up arrow 15%


Neurology Clinic
up arrow 1%

National Average
$196,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 11%
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