Locum tenens nephrology jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year.
Locum nephrologists hold the same qualifications as their permanent peers, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.
Explore our locum tenens guide to learn more.
Nephrologists earn an average salary of $312,000 per year, according to Medscape.
Locum tenens nephrologists earn between $125 and $200 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the nephrologist.
Nephrology employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is in line with the average projected growth for all occupations.
The average salary for nephrologists has increased 28 percent since 2015. In 2023, it was one of the few physician salary specialties to decline year-over-year in 2023 (down 5% from 2022).