Neurosurgeon compensation hits $662K on average: 15 statistics from Doximity

Written by Laura Dyrda | August 08, 2018 | Print  |

A new report from Doximity shows neurosurgeons topped the list of highest average compensation for specialists, hitting $662,755.

Doximity released its "First Annual Physician Compensation Report" in April 2018, examining compensation surveys from more than 36,000 licensed, full-time physicians between 2014 and 2017.

Here is how neurosurgery compensation compares to other highly compensated specialties featured in the report:

1. Neurosurgery: $662,755
2. Thoracic surgery: $602,745
3. Orthopedic surgery: $537,568
4. Vascular surgery: $476,300
5. Plastic surgery: $473,212

The report also detailed the highest compensating cities for physicians, considering all specialists within the compensation average. The highest compensating cities included:

6. Charlotte, N.C.: $402,273
7. Milwaukee: $398,431
8. Jacksonville, Fla.: $379,820
9. Indianapolis: $378,011
10. San Jose, Calif.: $376,585

The lowest compensating cities included:

11. Durham, N.C.: $282,035
12. Ann Arbor, Mich.: $302,692
13. Baltimore: $304,002
14. New Haven, Conn.: $308,262
15. Rochester, N.Y.: $312,503

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