How neurologists' salaries stack up


Neurologist salaries far surpass some of the other highest-paying careers in the U.S., totaling an average of $313,000 annually, including base salaries, bonuses and stock options, according to Medscape's 2023 compensation report. 

Outside of healthcare, the most lucrative jobs in the U.S. include IT managers, marketing managers, financial managers and lawyers, according to U.S. News & World Report

IT managers rank No. 8 in the list of best-paying jobs for 2024, the highest-paying job not in the healthcare industry. IT managers earn an average of $164,070 annually. 

Marketing managers earn $140,040, financial managers earn $139,790 and lawyers earn $135,740.

Neurologists earn nearly 50% more than the amount earned by some of the other top-paying jobs in the nation.

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