Average Neurological Surgeon Salary

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The average salary for a Neurological Surgeon is $337,069.
MEDIAN $337,069
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$103k - $813k
$294 - $101k
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$113 - $62k
$0 - $15k
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$100k - $877k

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Job Description for Neurological Surgeon

Neurological Surgeon Tasks
  • Perform neurosurgical procedures.
  • Work with other members of patients' medical teams to create management plans.
  • Suggest treatment options.
  • Examine and diagnose patients.
  • Operate surgical tools, including endoscopic and laser equipment.

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Neurological Surgeon
Physician Assistant (PA)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Neurological Surgeon

Skills in Brain Surgery, Neuroscience, Surgery and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Visualization.

Pay by Experience Level for Neurological Surgeon

An entry-level Neurological Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $291,632 based on 12 salaries. An early career Neurological Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $354,930 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Neurological Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $351,788 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Neurological Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $308,252 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $399,961.
Employees with Neurological Surgeon in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.6% more) and New York, New York (20.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (16.9% less).

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