10 Countries With The Highest Neurosurgeon Salaries In The World

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2020)

Neurosurgeons are doctors who specialize in the surgical treatment and management of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system. They also treat and manage conditions that affect the flow of blood to the brain. Here is a list of countries with the highest paid neurosurgeons in the world:

1. United States

Salary: US$810,192

Neurosurgeons leaving training and taking their first job get a median salary break down of: cranial ($542,000), vascular ($531,000) and spine ($530,000). According to AMGA the median starting salary of neurosurgeons generally was $697,500. Medical Group Management Association found that the highest median compensation for general neurosurgery was around $823,213 and $719,805 for pediatric neurosurgery. In physician owned groups, MGMA reported median compensation was $762,728 compared with $810,192 in health system owned groups.


2. Switzerland

Salary: $615,000

At the start of a neurosurgeon’s career in Switzerland, the starting salary ranges at around CHF300,000 annually and once one has had over 10 years of experience their salary ranges at around CHF615,000 per year.


3. Norway

Salary: $460,000

Neurosurgeons her roughly make NOK 4.2 million a year and sometimes are entitled to an additional bonus.


4. Japan

Salary: $413,615

A Japanese neurosurgeon gets paid an average of 45 million Yen a year.


5. Australia

Salary: $412,000

Very well experienced Australian neurosurgeons make roughly AU$502,000 with an additional bonus pay of up to AU$102,000.

6. Canada

Salary: $340,000

The national average pay for surgical specialists in Canada is around $450,000 a year


7. Denmark

Salary: $296,765

The average wage of an overlæge is around 1.2 million DKK per year. Those with many years of experience make around 2 million DKK yearly and this can go to as high as 5 million DKK per annum for some high performing specialists.


8. Ireland

Salary: $250,000

Those who work full time in public hospitals with no fee paying patients earn a salary of between €180,000 to €252,000. Those who treat private patients in their public hospitals earn a bit less.


9. Netherlands

Salary: $194,000

Neurosurgeons working in non academic hospitals pay from €85,000 per year at the start of their careers and this rise to over €175,000 once one gains over 10 years of experience.


10. United Kingdom

Salary: $138,000

Neurosurgeons working for the NHS get paid around £107,000 a year.