6 Statistics on Hospital Neurosurgery Compensation
Over the past decade, neurosurgeons have consistently ranked among the top five highest-paid physician specialties, and in 2012, neurosurgeons who work at hospitals and health systems earned roughly $700,000 in total compensation.
According to Mercer's 2012 Highly Compensated Physicians Survey, neurosurgeons in the 50th percentile recorded median total cash compensation of $713,740. Most base salaries for neurosurgeons will hover between $630,000 and $702,000, indicating that neurosurgeons are, again, one of the highest-paid physician groups.
Here are six statistics on hospital neurosurgeon base salaries and total cash compensation in 2012. Note: The figures represent medians.
Neurosurgeon base salary
25th percentile: $629,160
50th percentile: $663,760
75th percentile: $702,700
Neurosurgeon total cash compensation
25th percentile: $664,330
50th percentile: $713,740
75th percentile: $778,890
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