Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Compensation for Nephrologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($192K). Job satisfaction for Nephrologists is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Nephrologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$124,995 - $257,178
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$260K
MEDIAN: $191,887
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$124,995 - $257,178  
   
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$147,501 - $303,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $189K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nephrologists make a median salary of $204K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $233K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$196,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%
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