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Neurologist salary

How much do neurologists make?

What is the salary for a neurologist?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. 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 2019

$316,772

Historical salary data

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

The average salary for a neurologist has been steadily increasing over the past few years. However, there was a decrease in 2019 compared to 2018.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

There was an increase in female neurologists in 2019.

LocumTenens.com Neurology Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

73%
8% decrease
LocumTenens.com Neurology Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

23%
8% increase

Where do neurologists work?

These are three of the top work settings for neurologists.

Neurology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

42%
12% decrease
Neurology Salary Survey - Academic

Academic

26%
4% increase
Neurology Salary Survey - Group practice

Clinic or community center

19%
2% increase

How old are neurologists?

There was an even split between Millennial neurologists (those born between 1981 and 1997) and Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1980) in 2019. 

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Respondent demographics

Neurologists who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.

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