US neurosurgeons earn nearly $0.5m in their first year

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 30 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2637
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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