Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy and physiology of the kidney. Interventional nephrology is a subspecialty of nephrology where nephrologists perform invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients who are suffering from kidney aliments and diseases. These procedures include ultrasound-guided renal biopsies, hemodialysis and the insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters.
According to nephrologyUSA.com, nephrologists who worked full-time in large practices, multi-specialty physician groups and single specialty physician groups earned an average yearly salary range of $299,121 to $305,602 in 2008.
Interventional Nephrologist Salaries
According to nephrologyUSA.com, nephrologists who practiced interventional nephrology earned an average yearly salary range of $297,513 to $308,943 in 2008. These figures are based on the size of the medical practice and patient caseload.
Vascular Access Center Salaries
Interventional nephrologists may choose to work at vascular access centers performing kidney dialysis procedures on patients with acute and chronic conditions. Nephrologists who worked at small vascular access centers earned a yearly average salary of $300,000 in 2008, while those who worked in large vascular access centers earned a yearly average salary of $400,000, according to nephrologyUSA.com. At small centers, interventional nephrologists performed an average of four procedures a day, while at large centers they performed an average of six or more procedures a day.
Experienced interventional nephrologists may advance their careers by becoming an owner of a vascular access center. According to nephrologyUSA.com, interventional nephrologists who owned their own center earned an average yearly salary of $500,000.