A brain surgeon made $2 million this year, but he still doesn’t get to eat out as much as his peers.
That’s because he has to work two nights a week and not eat at home.
The top job for a neurosurgeon is a critical one in the brain, and the top job in the world is the most important.
The surgeon who earns that top job earns about $1.7 million a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For some neurosurgeons, that’s more than enough.
And the surgeon earning that $2-million salary is making $2 and a half an hour, or $2 per hour, the bureau says.
The same surgeon earns $2 an hour at his job in a hospital, according a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2015.
That salary difference may explain why many surgeons, when asked about their pay, are reluctant to talk about their salary.
They feel the conversation can be very private, said Dr. Matthew D. Biederman, a neurosurgical surgeon at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
“You’re going to be asked why you’re doing this and what you’re going through,” he said.
“I’m not going to go into that.”
That’s a worry for many doctors, because the conversation about their compensation is usually a public conversation.
Dr. Bieserman and other neurosurgery surgeons are concerned about how public that conversation is.
They say the public’s curiosity can lead to patients and the public to misinterpret their compensation and put pressure on surgeons to stay quiet.
Dr Biederman is among a group of neurosuritrists who have written a letter to Congress and to President Trump calling for an investigation into whether doctors’ compensation is inflated and why it’s so low.
The letter says doctors who earn less than $2K per year are not treated as highly as surgeons who earn more than $4K a year.
“The perception that you’re making less money than someone who earns more is damaging to the health and safety of patients,” the letter reads.
“There is no excuse for this disparity.”
Some doctors say they are being asked to make sacrifices because the American Society of Neurosurgeons does not consider neurosurgeries as high-level positions.
“There are neurosurists who have been making $10 million a month and the American Psychological Association says that’s not as high a position as neurosurge,” said Dr Biederterman.
“The pay doesn’t match up.”
The AMA says its membership includes more than 1,500 neurosuricians, and its research is the backbone of the organization.
It has been paying more than half a million neurosurrists in the last 10 years.
But there is growing criticism that neurosuris are not being paid the amount they should be.
The AMA has said it will investigate how neurosursts are paid.
In the letter, the surgeons write:The AMA, the American Board of Neuro-Surgical Specialties and the National Association of Neurosurgical Specialists all agree that neurosurgists are well paid and that there is no reason why a neuro surgeon should not earn as much per hour as anesthesiologists and psychiatrists.
In addition, the letter says the American College of Neuropsychiatry has found that neuro surgery is a safe and effective medical practice.