The average salary for a Neurosurgeon in Canada is C$315,602.
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Job Description for Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgeons are specialized surgeons who focus on the brain, spine, and nervous system, and correcting neurological problems through surgery. These can include back surgeries, removing brain tumors, and other specialized neurological procedures. Neurosurgeons work in a variety of practice settings; some practice general neurosurgery, while others limit their practice to specific sub-specialties, such as pediatrics, spine, vascular/endovascular, tumor, peripheral nerve, functional, and skull b…Read more
- Interview patients, evaluate test results, and diagnose conditions or the absence of conditions.
- Teach medical students and supervise residents.
- Document and track all treatments, diagnoses, medications, and other health data.
- Discuss outcomes and potential courses of action with patients, and assist them in the decision-making process.
- Perform surgical procedures, both exploratory and for treatment.
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Popular Skills for Neurosurgeon
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Neurophysiology, Surgery, Neuroscience and Brain Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Neurosurgeon
An entry-level Neurosurgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$292,774 based on 8 salaries. An early career Neurosurgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$299,236 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Neurosurgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$338,604 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Neurosurgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$358,005 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$356,078.
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Employees with Neurosurgeon in their job title in Halifax, Nova Scotia earn an average of 22.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (14.0% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (23.2% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (12.9% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (6.0% less).
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