Interventional Nephrologist Salaries

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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.

Nephrologist Salaries

  • 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.

Career Advancement

  • 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.

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