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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Salaries for Nephrologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($191K) per year. Men account for the majority of Nephrologists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Nephrologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$123,637 - $254,323
MEDIAN: $191,001

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$123,637 - $254,323  
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$147,115 - $300,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist

  • Take accurate readings and measurements of patients and accurately document test results.
  • Evaluate and diagnose patients with renal issues and craft safe and effective care plans.
  • Manage care for patients with a broad spectrum of complex kidney diseases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Nephrologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $188K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Nephrologists bring in $203K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $233K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 13%