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Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary (United States)

Average pay for a Neurologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $193K per year. With some bonuses approaching $51K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $39K, overall incomes of Neurologists spread between $93K and $308K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Neurologists are male.
Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary (?
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$91,069 - $298,425
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MEDIAN: $184,923
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Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary (?
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$20.20 - $197.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$91,069 - $298,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,193  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $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).
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$93,388 - $307,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $197.27  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $190.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $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).
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$93,388 - $307,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Job Listings

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Neurologists usually report a few specific skills. Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Neurology Clinic. Neurophysiology is a skill commonly found among those who know Neurology Clinic.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Neurologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $179K per year. Neurologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $207K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $238K.

Pay Difference By Location

Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Portland
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National Average
$193,000
Seattle
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Boston
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New York
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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For Neurologists, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average. Neurologists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+5 percent) and Portland (+5 percent). Neurologists in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and New York (22 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$193,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
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National Average
$193,000
Neurology Clinic
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 12%