Neurosurgeon salary

Neurosurgeon’s salary (also known as brain surgeon salary ) widely varies and is determined by various numbers of factors such as type of employer, years of work experience, medical tenure of a neurosurgeon, geographic location, and specialized qualification. An average yearly salary range for a neurosurgeon in US is about $219,770 while an average hourly wage is about $90 per hour. In addition, a neurosurgeon with good work experience receives a salary ranging from between $500,000 – $700,000 per annum according to a Jackson and Coker salary survey.

What does a neurosurgeon do

Neurosurgeons are medical surgeons who specialize in the surgeries related to brain including spine. The neurosurgeons job varies based on one’s field of specialization or expertise such as pediatric neurosurgery, brain surgery, spine neurosurgery, peripheral nerve neurosurgery and so on. The neurosurgeon examines diagnoses and treats various types of neurological conditions by prescribing medications as well as by performing surgery. A neurologist treats and performs surgeries in various neurological conditions such as brain hemorrhage or cerebrovascular accident, brain tumors including cancer, spine injuries and so on. Read more if you are interested in Neurosurgeon job description.

How much does a neurosurgeon make ?

Average neurosurgeon salary

An average yearly salary for a neurosurgeon ranges from between $171,400 to $417,280.

Neurosurgeon salary in USA

An average yearly salary for a top paid neurosurgeon ranges from between $550,000 – $750,000. An average yearly salary for a neurosurgeon with less than 5 years of work experience is about $411,038 while a neurosurgeon with work experience ranging from between 10 to 19 years receives an annual salary of about $501,276. In addition, a neurosurgeon with more than 20 years of work experience receives a much higher annual salary of about $544,961.

neurosurgeon salary in USA

neurosurgeon salary

Neurosurgeon salary in Canada

An average salary for a neurosurgeon based in Canada ranges from between 154,073 CAD – 293,432 CAD per annum while an average hourly wage ranges from between 88.04 CAD – 171.19 CAD per hour.  A median salary for a neurosurgeon averages to about 254,344 CAD per annum while a median wage is about 145 CAD per hour. A highest paid neurosurgeon receives over $294,000 CAD while a lowest paid neurosurgeon earns about $154,000 CAD per annum.

Neurosurgeon salary in UK

The average salary for a neurosurgeon based in UK is about £84,464 while a median annual salary is about £100,000. A neurosurgeon’s salary varies based on the age such as the one in 20s earns up to £63,348, in 30s earns about £82,775, in 40s and in 50s earns about £97,979. The average hourly wage for a neurosurgeon in UK is £42.23

Neurosurgeon salary in Australia

On an average, a neurosurgeon in Australia receives an annual salary ranging from between AU$50,167 – AU$207,293. In addition, a bonus ranging from between AU$503 – AU$148,994 will be credited to his or her account. In fact, a neurosurgeon in Australia receives his or her total earnings ranging between AU$53,291 – AU$242,775 per annum.

Salary of neurosurgeon in New Zealand

According to PayScale, more than 50% of the neurosurgeons in New Zealand make NZ$295,000 per year. This is bigger than the NZ$200,000 median salary of general surgeons in the country. Careers NZ also reported that trainee surgeons usually make between NZ$70,000 and NZ$175,000, while the more experienced ones earn between NZ$151,000 and NZ$600,000 per year.

Salary of neurosurgeon in South Africa

A neurosurgeon practicing in South Africa earns between R122,818 and R5,959,759 per year. PayScale surveys also revealed that their total salary includes bonuses ranging from R1,965 to R101,736 per year. Their median pay is shown to be around R834,970 per year.

How much does a neurosurgeon earn in Mexico

According to PayScale, neurosurgeons in Mexico make a median salary of MXN347,586, as of September 2012. The site also showed that all surgeons, including neurosurgeons, receive a median salary of MXN288,000 in their first four years in the field and MXN305,882 in their 20th year onwards.

Average neurosurgeon salary in India

The typical neurosurgeon salary in India ranges from Rs713,619 to Rs4,960,543, based on PayScale reports. This total salary already includes bonuses of up to Rs250,000 per year. Their median pay is shown to be around Rs1,750,575 per year.

Neurosurgeon education, training and certification

To become a neurosurgeon, one should complete an entry-level education (under graduate degree or science major) and should complete 4 years of medicine from an accredited medical school to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree. Then the candidate should finish an internship followed by 6 to 8 years of neurosurgery residency training including a specialized fellowship program. The candidate should then get certified by passing the board exams conducted by the American Board of Medical Specialists.

Conclusion about neurosurgeon salary

Based on medical experience, a neurosurgeon having 1 to 2 years of work experience earns about $ 68,000 while those with more than 10 years of work experience receive around $ 838,199 per annum.

18 Responses to Neurosurgeon salary

  1. Babak Babapour says:

    To my Opinion what we do requires more than only medical training and speciality, it needs so much feeling, responsibility and compassion, priceless

    • I cant agree more. But unique feeling, responsibility and compassion, should take part in every career when life has to be saved.

    • Babak Babapour, MD, PhD says:

      Compassionate is realy priceless and somebody whose jobe is saving life and has these aditudes is unfortunately geting rare. This is something we have to care about in the education of new generations.

      • Maseka Kaumba says:

        Yeah,when it comes to life saving jobs,people need to be serious,because there’s a person’s life in danger,love of patients is greater than love of money with these kind of jobs

  2. william johnson says:

    You would think with PhD spelling “job” would be easy

    • Shayne says:

      You would think anyone commenting on this about another person’s spelling would know when they miss a word in their reply.

  3. Carl Hunt MBE says:

    In UK i see that wages are related to age. How can this be? This is definitely a case of ageism.

    • Harvey Specter MD says:

      Ageism? Older neurosurgeons have had more experience, and are therefore more valuable or cherished. This is obvious and clearly stated. Leave your liberal psychology at home before you try and bat with the big boys.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Neurosurgeons can make much more than whats indicated here. The median salaries are about 700k and its not difficult to make upwards of a million dollars/year.
    Not sure about the source of these figures.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m currently in the 10th grade and quite interested in studying medicine, but unsure about the type of practitioner

  6. Anonymous123 says:

    I have always been interested in science and and the way things work. I’m only thirteen, but I believe that I could achieve this, I am a straight A student and work extremely hard in everything I do. However, if I do become a neurosurgeon and work my absolute hardest, I won’t get paid as much because I live in the UK, and would be young? Surely this isn’t fair.

    • Shayne says:

      Get a work visa and become a neurosurgeon in the United States.

    • Lauren says:

      Same here. 13 and in the UK. Not sure if I’ll pick neurosurgery as a speciality. But I definitely want to be a surgeon. I’ve seen a few sites just by Googling. Basically, I plan on saving up money so that once I’m out of medschool I’ll be able to start an internship/residency in the US. This is, of course, only if all goes well. But I’m sure there will be complications along the way. If all DOES go well, then once I finish my residency, I’ll try to get a job in the US. Honestly, I don’t like the UK. The economy is in no way stable and is entirely unpredictable – and not to be prejudice or anything, but I’m not a fan of the people. The culture doesn’t interest me.. I’m much more interested in learning about president than I am about the queen. The UK just doesn’t feel like my “home country”. The US has always been my dream (that and becoming a surgeon, of course). Hopefully I’ll make it. Good luck. :)

  7. Anon says:

    I think I’m quite intrested in becoming a neurologist because of the great intrest I have in the topic I’m 15 and in 9th grade and we have to choose subjects next year but I’m not sure which I should take?

    • capncrunch says:

      are you really interested? how much time do you spend studying the brain compared to how much time you spend playing video games? You cant do anything if you’re just “interested”…

  8. Maseka Kaumba says:

    I’m so much interested in becoming a neurosurgeon,and I’m from Zambia

  9. Glen48 says:

    They need all the money they can get, imagine trying to operate on a world leaders Brain and spending hours trying to find the organ.

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