Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Pay for Nephrologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $196K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Nephrologists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Men working as Nephrologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$139,061 - $299,156
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MEDIAN: $196,127
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Salary
$139,061 - $299,156  
   
Bonus
$4,966 - $100,671  
Profit Sharing
$19,000  
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$134,854 - $330,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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

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

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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $184K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $202K. Nephrologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $223K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $258K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$197,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$197,000

transplant
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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