Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Average pay for a Nephrologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $193K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Nephrologists (68 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$127,661 - $283,760

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$147,399 - $323,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nephrologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $193K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $202K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $239K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 11%