US neurosurgeons earn nearly $0.5m in their first yearBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2637 (Published 30 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2637
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Neurological surgeons in the United States who have just completed their training in residencies or fellowships earn more than any other newly qualified doctors in their first year, a survey of doctors’ recruiters has found.
In 2008 neurological surgeons earnt a median salary of $445 000 (£270 000; €320 000) in their first year after completing their residency or fellowship, the highest of any US specialty. The median salary in the first year for all neurological surgeons joining a new practice (presumably including more experienced surgeons) was …