Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Nephrologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($195K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Nephrologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Male Nephrologists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$123,518 - $292,634
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$290K
MEDIAN: $194,888
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$123,518 - $292,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
Profit Sharing
$45,316  
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$146,090 - $336,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist

Physicians/doctors provide medical services and treatments to patients and also request tests and follow-ups, prescribe medications, conduct x-rays, make referrals when necessary, and more. They are responsible for ensuring that patients receive the proper care, and bookkeeping skills are also helpful in this position to maintain records and documentation.

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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Tasks

  • 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.


For Nephrologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Annually raking in $189K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $218K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Nephrologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $247K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$197,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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