How Much Does a Neurologist Get Paid?

Updated April 17, 2017

As with many medical professions, neurology is a high paying career path. When discussing salary ranges for neurologists, it is important to consider factors such as number of years of experience, employment type and geographic location.


According to data collected by the PayScale (as of October 2010,) neurologists typically earn between £62,830 and £128,082 during their first year of work. By contrast, neurologists with 20 or more years of experience have an expected annual income range from £103,122 to £161,151.

Highest Paying States

According to October 2010 data from PayScale, New York, California and Florida are some of the top-paying states for neurologists, with pay ranges from approximately £65,000 to £130,000 per year. Other high-paying states include Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Employment Type

PayScale's data shows that self-employed neurologists have the top earning range of £112,413 to 258,063. Those working for non-profit organisations ranked second with an expected salary of £99,348 to £155,780.

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