Neurosurgeon pay hits $645K & 3 more notes


Neurosurgeons have the highest median salary among specialties surveyed in the "Physician Compensation Report 2020" from Physicians Thrive, a financial planning company.

The report authors compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Doximity, Merritt Hawkins, Medscape and to develop the report.

Four notes on neurosurgeon pay:

1. Neurosurgeons reported median salary of $645,000 and ranked No. 1 as the highest compensated specialty among those surveyed for the report.

2. Neurosurgeons in the Midwest reported the highest median salary of any specialty at $760,000 per year.

3. The lowest average compensation for neurosurgeons was in the eastern region of the U.S., where neurosurgeons earned $600,000 on average.

4. The average signing bonus for neurosurgeons was $47,500.

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