Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Neurologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $195K annually. Overall cash earnings for Neurologists stretch from $97K on the lower end to $319K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $51K from bonuses and $39K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Neurologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Neurologists (65 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$97,264 - $304,768
(Median)
$97K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $195,464
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$16.16 - $198.66
(Median)
$16
$88
$200
MEDIAN: $88.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$97,264 - $304,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,854  
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).
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$97,486 - $318,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $198.66  
   
Overtime
$5.79 - $163.41  
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 - $50,854  
   
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).
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$97,486 - $318,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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 also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

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


For Neurologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $181K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $196K. Neurologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $219K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $241K.

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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 65 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: 45% employee benefits None: 12%
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