COVID-19 UPDATE:    See how is managing the COVID-19 crisis. Join the fight here or learn more


Neurologist salary

How much do neurologists make?

What is the salary for a neurologist? 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


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.

From finding the perfect neurology assignment, to licensing and credentialing, to travel and accommodations, we take care of it all. 


Find your next neurology job

Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

There was an increase in female neurologists in 2019. Neurology Salary Survey - Male Salary


8% decrease Neurology Salary Survey - Female Salary


8% increase

Where do neurologists work?

These are three of the top work settings for neurologists.

Neurology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

12% decrease
Neurology Salary Survey - Academic


4% increase
Neurology Salary Survey - Group practice

Clinic or community center

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. 

View clinicians’ thoughts on another wave of COVID-19, patient misinformation about the virus and more.

See survey

Respondent demographics

Neurologists who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

We've got salary reports from other years, too!

See the neurology archive


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, 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. Best of Staffing Client Logo Best of Staffing Talent Logo Fortune Best Workplace Logo NALTO Logo Beyond Profit Logo Beyond Profit Logo