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Neurosurgeon Salary

Neurosurgeon Salary By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $59.09 $90.00+ $90.00+ $90.00+ $90.00+
Annual Wage $122,900 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+

How much do neurosurgeons make? Neurosurgeons specialize in the treatment of medical disorders involving the nervous system. They diagnose and treat patients with degenerative spinal issues, strokes, brain infections, tumors and more. Neurosurgeons also perform surgical procedures as necessary. A breakdown of the full process of becoming a Neurosurgeon can be found here.

Neurosurgeon Salary

The median salary, which is that amount where the same number of neurosurgeons earned less than that amount and the same number earned more, is more than $704,170. Neurosurgeons are among the highest paid of the medical professionals. This is due to the extensive educational and residency requirements. The top 10% of neurosurgeons earn up to $1,229,881.

Hours and Work Environment

Neurosurgeons may keep some regular office hours combined with hours spent in surgical treatment. They are often required to work overtime in order to meet the needs of their patients.

Factors Impacting Salary

There are a variety of factors that impact salary including education, specialized areas of practice and experience.

  • Education

Becoming a neurosurgeon takes years of education and dedication. Neurosurgeons must obtain an undergraduate degree before being accepted at a medical school. They must obtain an M.D. or D.O degree before completing a surgical internship. After that, they spend five to seven years in a neurosurgery residency program.

  • Specialized Area of Practice

Neurosurgeons may choose to pursue a specialized area of practice in order to focus on a particular disorder or type of surgical procedure. Some neurosurgeons choose to specialize in an area such as brain surgery. Others may choose to work in the area of pediatric neurosurgery. Neurosurgeons who train in a narrow field of practice often charge higher fees for their medical expertise.

Outlook

The outlook for employment of neurosurgeons is good. Employment is expected to increase by 18% between 2012 and 2022. It is estimated that the need for surgeons and physicians will lead to 123,300 new jobs during that time period. The expected increase in jobs is based upon an expectation of increased medical needs in the aging population as well as a decline in the number of neurosurgeons in practice.

Salary Data

Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $90.00+ $187,199+
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.06 $116.73 $242,800
Offices of Physicians 30,150 1.25 $115.50 $240,240
Outpatient Care Centers 1,320 0.20 $113.24 $235,540
Grantmaking and Giving Services - - $110.09 $228,990

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 830 1,080 +30%
Alaska $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
Arizona $155,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 780 1,100 +41%
Arkansas $133,300 $184,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 440 490 +10%
California $54,300 $153,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 5,700 6,800 +19%
Colorado $109,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,120 1,420 +27%
Connecticut $140,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,000 1,240 +25%
Delaware - - - - - 280 330 +19%
District of Columbia $164,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 310 400 +30%
Florida $136,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,000 2,460 +23%
Georgia $187,000 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,260 2,880 +28%
Hawaii - - - - - - - -
Idaho $183,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 340 430 +25%
Illinois $137,900 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,440 2,780 +14%
Iowa $120,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 330 400 +20%
Kansas $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 730 930 +27%
Kentucky $124,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,490 1,930 +30%
Louisiana $138,500 $186,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 520 590 +14%
Maine $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 270 310 +16%
Maryland $149,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 890 1,080 +22%
Massachusetts $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,560 1,780 +14%
Michigan $181,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 580 660 +13%
Minnesota $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,200 1,560 +30%
Mississippi $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 480 560 +16%
Missouri $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 590 680 +15%
Montana $66,900 $106,100 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 160 200 +26%
Nebraska $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 270 310 +15%
Nevada $89,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
New Hampshire $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
New Jersey $124,500 $163,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,610 1,780 +11%
New Mexico $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 280 330 +16%
New York $66,300 $135,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,860 2,150 +16%
North Carolina $176,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,530 1,860 +22%
North Dakota $169,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 120 140 +15%
Ohio $119,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 2,340 2,830 +21%
Oklahoma $136,600 $173,800 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 490 590 +19%
Oregon $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ - - -
Pennsylvania - - - - - 2,210 2,410 +9%
Rhode Island $161,600 $180,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 440 510 +15%
South Carolina $123,300 $184,600 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 580 750 +29%
South Dakota $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 250 320 +27%
Tennessee $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,350 1,920 +42%
Texas $34,400 $123,500 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 3,420 4,410 +29%
Utah $153,700 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 310 390 +26%
Vermont $53,600 $159,400 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 160 180 +9%
Virginia $123,300 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 870 1,160 +34%
Washington $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 1,450 1,700 +17%
West Virginia $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 240 270 +10%
Wisconsin $185,200 $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 880 1,000 +13%
Wyoming $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ $187,200+ 100 130 +26%


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