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Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Average pay for a Neurologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $194K per year. Total cash compensation for Neurologists runs from $97K to $316K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $51K and profit sharing that can reach almost $83K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Neurologists are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Neurologists. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,042 - $303,733
(Median)
$97K
$190K
$300K
MEDIAN: $193,890
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$16.54 - $193.92
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$80
$190
MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$97,042 - $303,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,574  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $82,500  
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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$97,117 - $316,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $193.92  
   
Overtime
$5.86 - $187.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $82,500  
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).
)
$97,117 - $316,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 usually 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. 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.


Neurologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $180K per year. Neurologists see a median salary of $215K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Neurologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $236K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$196,000

Mid-Career
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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
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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