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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 from August to October 2023. 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 2023


Historical salary data

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

A national shortage of neurological care providers is reflected in the demand for physicians in this specialty. As medical experts become increasingly anxious about the future of the field, healthcare organizations are innovating to deliver neurology services outside of traditional means.

A trend toward sub-specialization is contributing to gaps in the neurological care that hospitals and practices can offer.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Neurology


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Neurology


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - Neurology

Prefer not to answer


Where did neurologists work in 2023?

Most neurologists worked for hospital systems or group practices.

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

Independent medical group / practice



Neurologists who took this survey

Milennials (born 1981 to 1996) make up nearly half of neurologists (48%) in 2023. Facing a shortage of providers that is reaching critical levels, the largest segments are relatively new to their practice (33% reported 5 or fewer years in practice) and prefer permanent employment (36%). However, nearly half (47%) are participating in contract or locum tenens work in some capacity, either exclusively or in addition to their permanent roles. The Midwest houses 36% of neurologists overall.

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 October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.