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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Nephrologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $190K per year on average. Work is enjoyable for Nephrologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Male Nephrologists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$128,802 - $254,159
MEDIAN: $190,344

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$128,802 - $254,159  
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$147,998 - $298,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $188K. Nephrologists bring in $202K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Nephrologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $233K on average.

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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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 11%