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Neurologist Salary

How much do neurologists make?

What is the salary for a neurologist?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in August and September 2022. Survey respondents represent neurologists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average neurologist salary in 2022


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for neurologists compare to other years?

The neurologist shortage has been thrown into stark relief by combination of patient decline during the pandemic and an industry-wide trend of physicians leaving the workforce at earlier ages, and not enough new neurologists entering it. Demand for skilled neurologists is outpacing the available workforce as labor shortages abound. Additionally, a trend toward sub-specialization is contributing to gaps in the neurological care that hospitals and practices can offer.

To learn more about how current physician trends are changing, view the Future of Work Survey Report which presents in-depth insights about the evolving healthcare landscape in the U.S.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Emergency medicine


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Emergency medicine



Where did neurologists work in 2022?

Most neurologists worked for hospital systems or group practices, while some worked in government settings.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - Neurology

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group practice - Neurology

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Government - Neurology




Neurologists who took this survey

There is a lot of experience in the current slate of neurology physicians, with nearly half of U.S. neurologists (46%) having been in their practice for more than 21 years – an interesting statistic when taken alongside the data point showing that millennials (born between 1981 and 1997) make up the largest age demographic (38%). The alarming lack of neurologists showing up in the western U.S. may reflect the fact that rural facilities are among those hit the hardest by the labor shortage in this specialty.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are neurologists?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.