Nephrologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $196K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Nephrologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$144,142 - $293,682
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MEDIAN: $195,876
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$144,142 - $293,682  
   
Bonus
$3,041 - $98,633  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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$131,115 - $319,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist

Physicians/doctors provide medical services and treatments to patients and also request tests and follow-ups, prescribe medications, conduct x-rays, make referrals when necessary, and more. They are responsible for ensuring that patients receive the proper care, and bookkeeping skills are also helpful in this position to maintain records and documentation.

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Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Tasks

  • 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $185K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $203K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nephrologists make a median salary of $221K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Nephrologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $262K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$197,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Nephrologist Salaries

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National Average
$197,000

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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