Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salary

Compensation for Nephrologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($195K). Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Nephrologists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Nephrologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$123,518 - $292,634
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$290K
MEDIAN: $194,888
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$123,518 - $292,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
Profit Sharing
$45,316  
Total Pay (?
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$146,090 - $336,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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.


Nephrologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $189K. For Nephrologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $218K. As Nephrologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $247K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$197,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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