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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Wages for Nephrologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($193K) per year. Male Nephrologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. 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 information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$114,207 - $256,400
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $184,774
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$114,207 - $256,400  
   
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$0.00 - $61,825  
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$118,725 - $302,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $182K on average. On average, Nephrologists make $202K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $254K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$193,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%