Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salary

Neurologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($204K) annually in the United States. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Neurologists who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. Most Neurologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$97,386 - $311,891
$97K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $200,755
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$18.60 - $204
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MEDIAN: $61.93
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$0$324K
Salary $97,386 - $311,891
Bonus $1,011 - $53,000
Profit Sharing $250 - $50,000
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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$93,341 - $324,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 733
Hourly Data $0$204
Hourly Rate $18.60 - $204
Hourly Tips $2.27
Overtime $9.76 - $200
Annual Data $0$324K
Bonus $1,011 - $53,000
Profit Sharing $250 - $50,000
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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$93,341 - $324,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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

  • Examine and investigate potential neurological conditions in patients.
  • Advise patients and families about conditions, treatments, prognosis, and side effects.
  • Provide patient-specific treatment plans and interventions to manage and treat conditions.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic images and tests to diagnose neurological conditions.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist


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Advancing into a Neurosurgeon role seems to be a popular career move for Neurologists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $352K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Neurologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 201 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Neurologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $225,000 based on 99 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Neurologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $239,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $201,358

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Neurologists, Miami provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Neurologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Columbia (+8 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Florida Neurologists have considerably lower salaries, 34 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Houston and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Neurologist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$201,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Neurologist Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲12%



National Average
$201,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 12%