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Not true at all. Neurologists on average make far more than your average family doctor, psychiatrist, pediatrician, internist, and geriatrician. They are specialists after all. The reason neurology's salary levels are so low on listings is because at least a third of neurologists work in academics where they do research - and in this area, salaries can be as low as $150,000 a year. Neurologists who solely do clinical practice generally do not make under $250-275,000 yearly. Better yet, if you specialize in strokes, vascular, or neurocritical care, your salary can go up to $350-400,000 annually, albeit with a much busier lifestyle. Also, locating to mid-sized cities surrounded by rural areas will definitely maximize this sort of revenue, like always. 

One of my buddies had an associate in the Kitchener-Waterloo area who graduated neuro residency last year, he didn't have a single position offer under $300,000. Do not be discouraged by these "lower than average" compensation values, your average neurologist still makes double what your average software engineer pulls in. I'd say if you are truly passionate about the field, you will find a way to make a very good profit. 

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On 3/28/2020 at 12:31 PM, Zlar Vixen said:

Not true at all. Neurologists on average make far more than your average family doctor, psychiatrist, pediatrician, internist, and geriatrician. They are specialists after all. The reason neurology's salary levels are so low on listings is because at least a third of neurologists work in academics where they do research - and in this area, salaries can be as low as $150,000 a year. Neurologists who solely do clinical practice generally do not make under $250-275,000 yearly. Better yet, if you specialize in strokes, vascular, or neurocritical care, your salary can go up to $350-400,000 annually, albeit with a much busier lifestyle. Also, locating to mid-sized cities surrounded by rural areas will definitely maximize this sort of revenue, like always. 

One of my buddies had an associate in the Kitchener-Waterloo area who graduated neuro residency last year, he didn't have a single position offer under $300,000. Do not be discouraged by these "lower than average" compensation values, your average neurologist still makes double what your average software engineer pulls in. I'd say if you are truly passionate about the field, you will find a way to make a very good profit. 

This is not true based on my experience. I am a neurology resident. While there are ways to bill a lot, I suspect psychiatrists work fewer hours for equivalent, if not superior, pay, with superior lifestyles. Internists can make a killing reading echocardiograms, and the turnover on their inpatient services is faster than a neurology service. If geriatricians don't bill a certain amount (I think 300-400k), the government tops them up to that level. 

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On 5/19/2020 at 9:51 PM, Let'sGo1990 said:

This is not true based on my experience. I am a neurology resident. While there are ways to bill a lot, I suspect psychiatrists work fewer hours for equivalent, if not superior, pay, with superior lifestyles. Internists can make a killing reading echocardiograms, and the turnover on their inpatient services is faster than a neurology service. If geriatricians don't bill a certain amount (I think 300-400k), the government tops them up to that level. 

Interesting. Can you please share what you know about psychiatry pay for hours worked? It seems the CMA average is ~200k after overhead, which would put it as a lower-paid specialty, but of course, CMA doesn't tell the whole story. I'm in Ontario for context.

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