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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Compensation for Nephrologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($191K). A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. For the most part, Nephrologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Nephrologists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$142,478 - $254,323
MEDIAN: $190,993

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$148,855 - $299,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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 Nephrologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $188K per year. For Nephrologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $203K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Nephrologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $233K on average.

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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.


33 %
67 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%