Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Nephrologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $192K annually. There are more male Nephrologists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$125,856 - $255,025
MEDIAN: $191,887

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$147,702 - $299,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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.

For many Nephrologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $191K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. On average, Nephrologists make $202K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Nephrologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $233K.

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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.


32 %
68 %

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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 12%