Neurosurgeons are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, neurosurgeons rate their career happiness 4.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 6% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy neurosurgeons are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Coroner
4.1
$69k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are neurosurgeons happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do neurosurgeons find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as neurosurgeons?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are neurosurgeon’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are neurosurgeons making the best use of their abilities?

Are neurosurgeons happy with their salary?