Neurology Pay

January 1, 2007

What is the salary range for a neurologist with 25 years experience specializing in headaches?

Question: What is the salary range for a neurologist with 25 years experience specializing in headaches?

Answer: Whatever it takes to get them to stay.

More seriously, here are some data to compare. All are the most recent salary data for neurologists, gathered from various sources by Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruitment company. I'm not aware of breakdowns by area of specialization.

  • MGMA: $239,511

  • AMGA: $213,300

  • Merritt: $209,000

  • Sullivan: $195,614

  • Hay: $189,100

According to a recent Merritt Hawkins survey, 63 percent of hospitals consider neurologists “very difficult” to recruit. Demand drives salaries up.