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Neurologist Salary

Neurologist Salary By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.63 $52.78 $90.00+ $90.00+ $90.00+
Annual Wage $55,400 $109,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+

How much does a neurologist make? Neurologists are specialized physicians who diagnose and treat problems associated with the nervous system. They assess patients through examinations and tests including MRIs and CT scans. Neurologists often treat patients with Alzheimers, Autism, and other brain disorders. Becoming a neurologist requires an extensive amount of schooling. Prospective neurologists must complete a bachelor's degree, 4 years of medical school, and then a residency program in the field of neurology that will take 2-4 years. After completing all education and residency requirements, neurologists must pass state boards. A breakdown of the full process of becoming a Neurologist can be found here.

Salary

Neurologists command one of the highest salaries among professionals in the United States. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of all physicians and surgeons is 187,200. That number encompasses all types of doctors, but some doctors who specialize such as neurologists make much more that the median amount.

Variables Impacting Salary

Neurologists who have years of experience are regarded as highly qualified, and this factor attracts more patients than a neurologist with little to no experience. Therefore, the longer one is in practice, the more he or she will earn. Additionally, neurologists working in a group or private practice have a higher salary than those employed by hospitals or in an academic capacity.

Geographic Impact on Salary

Neurologists in the South Central part of the United States make the most money. The second highest paying area is in the Southeastern states. The lowest paid neurologists can be found in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country.

Schedule and Work Environment

Most neurologists work in medical offices among other medical professionals. They will generally work during regular business hours, but since there are often emergencies requiring the services of a neurologist, neurologists must be prepared to be on call and work after hours. Neurologists in private practice often have some flexibility in scheduling since they work for themselves.

Job Outlook

The projected job outlook for neurologists is very good. Overall, the need for all physicians and surgeons will increase until 2022 by 18%. The reason for the addition of more jobs is because of the growing population who are in need of qualified healthcare professionals. Furthermore, a large portion of the population are aging, and they will also need more medical services and care. Additionally, the new healthcare reform will enable more people in the United States to obtain medical services. All of these factors will create a demand for more neurologists.

Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Offices of Dentists 160 0.02 $114.18 $237,500
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 5,090 2.09 $110.39 $229,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 630 0.03 $107.08 $222,730
Offices of Physicians 142,880 5.90 $105.22 $218,860
Computer Systems Design and Related Services - - $104.18 $216,700

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $101,800 $169,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,920 4,770 +22%
Alaska $148,400 $175,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 230 300 +31%
Arizona $50,800 $109,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 6,100 7,960 +31%
Arkansas $53,300 $60,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,760 2,940 +7%
California $58,200 $108,000 $186,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ 29,900 34,600 +16%
Colorado $82,100 $149,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,650 4,500 +24%
Connecticut $59,300 $116,000 $182,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,730 3,160 +16%
Delaware $55,300 $137,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,200 1,410 +17%
District of Columbia $49,100 $54,600 $101,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,200 2,400 +9%
Florida $87,900 $143,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 20,000 24,070 +20%
Georgia $58,100 $135,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 4,750 5,640 +19%
Hawaii $102,600 $150,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 820 850 +4%
Idaho $157,400 $177,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 990 1,210 +23%
Illinois $47,800 $61,900 $164,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ 15,080 16,340 +8%
Iowa $68,700 $155,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,270 1,450 +14%
Kansas $55,400 $160,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,730 3,420 +25%
Kentucky $54,200 $137,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,590 4,340 +21%
Louisiana $92,400 $155,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,120 3,800 +22%
Maine $149,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,040 2,450 +20%
Maryland $59,100 $129,500 $158,900 $187,200+ $187,200+ 10,470 12,320 +18%
Massachusetts $52,200 $60,300 $144,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ 10,120 11,580 +14%
Michigan $50,000 $101,600 $176,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ 13,690 15,340 +12%
Minnesota $157,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 4,310 5,450 +26%
Mississippi $163,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 620 700 +13%
Missouri $50,900 $59,700 $181,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ 6,640 7,320 +10%
Montana $137,100 $180,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,030 1,260 +22%
Nebraska $42,300 $51,200 $121,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,030 2,280 +12%
Nevada $108,700 $184,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
New Hampshire $123,800 $181,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
New Jersey $56,300 $147,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 11,550 12,290 +6%
New Mexico $136,700 $171,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 790 890 +12%
New York $57,600 $75,000 $159,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ 51,000 57,920 +14%
North Carolina $45,600 $54,700 $173,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ 7,570 8,800 +16%
North Dakota $54,600 $62,400 $183,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ 570 620 +10%
Ohio $49,900 $87,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 15,690 18,300 +17%
Oklahoma $43,900 $53,000 $120,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,980 3,430 +15%
Oregon $92,300 $168,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
Pennsylvania $85,400 $144,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 15,780 17,070 +8%
Rhode Island $53,500 $60,400 $182,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,470 2,690 +9%
South Carolina $56,400 $95,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,400 2,940 +22%
South Dakota $167,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 420 500 +18%
Tennessee $126,200 $168,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 5,590 7,260 +30%
Texas $51,200 $93,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 18,320 23,240 +27%
Utah $121,300 $162,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,210 3,970 +24%
Vermont $61,500 $111,200 $168,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,410 1,560 +11%
Virginia $60,700 $116,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 9,380 11,750 +25%
Washington $73,500 $152,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 5,790 6,790 +17%
West Virginia $49,200 $59,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,600 1,760 +10%
Wisconsin $55,900 $133,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 9,760 10,940 +12%
Wyoming $120,400 $175,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 250 320 +24%


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