Question: How Much Money Does a Neurosurgeon Earn?
What is the average annual salary for neurosurgeons in the U.S.?
Neurosurgeons are among the highest paid physicians and surgeons
, due to the demanding nature of the work and also due to the extensive additional education and training required to become a neurosurgeon.
According to the 2012 MGMA Physician Compensation Report (based on 2011 data), the average income for neurosurgeons is about $775,968. The median or midpoint is $704,170. The top ten percent earn up to $1,229,881.
For more information about neurosurgeon careers, see the neurosurgeon career overview.