Report Shows Increase in Compensation for Nephrologists

The 2016 AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey indicates an above-average increase in compensation for nephrologists. 

“The 6.7% increase in median compensation for nephrologists in 2015 outpaced the 3% average rise seen by other medical specialties,” said Kurtis Pivert, ASN Data Science Officer. “Of note, nephrologists earned nearly 20% more than hospitalists last year (median compensation $329,750 and $275,363, respectively).

“Anecdotal evidence from ASN Nephrology Fellow Surveys indicated fellows’ motivation for taking a hospitalist position was based, in part, on the higher initial salary. AMGA’s data suggests this income advantage may not hold up over the long term. Nephrology’s higher work relative value unit (wRVU) in 2015—66% more than hospitalists’ wRVU (7133 versus 4279)—may contribute to this.”

“ASN has focused considerable resources on workforce issues in recent years and is pleased to see this positive news. The society is expanding its infrastructure to capture key nephrology workforce data over time in order to better inform long-term strategies; compensation trends are one metric ASN will be tracking carefully.”

Read the AMGA press release here.

If you have questions or suggestions for other data that may help inform ASN’s workforce research efforts, please contact Mr. Pivert at kpivert@asn-online.org.

 

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The 2016 AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey indicates an above-average increase in compensation for nephrologists. 

“The 6.7% increase in median compensation for nephrologists in 2015 outpaced the 3% average rise seen by other medical specialties,” said Kurtis Pivert, ASN Data Science Officer. “Of note, nephrologists earned nearly 20% more than hospitalists last year (median compensation $329,750 and $275,363, respectively).

“Anecdotal evidence from ASN Nephrology Fellow Surveys indicated fellows’ motivation for taking a hospitalist position was based, in part, on the higher initial salary. AMGA’s data suggests this income advantage may not hold up over the long term. Nephrology’s higher work relative value unit (wRVU) in 2015—66% more than hospitalists’ wRVU (7133 versus 4279)—may contribute to this.”

“ASN has focused considerable resources on workforce issues in recent years and is pleased to see this positive news. The society is expanding its infrastructure to capture key nephrology workforce data over time in order to better inform long-term strategies; compensation trends are one metric ASN will be tracking carefully.”

Read the AMGA press release here.

If you have questions or suggestions for other data that may help inform ASN’s workforce research efforts, please contact Mr. Pivert at kpivert@asn-online.org.