Average Salary For Nephrologist In South Africa

Nephrologists are doctors who specialize in conditions that affect the kidney. Kidney issues are on the rise around the world, with millions of people each year undergoing treatments for kidney injury or chronic kidney disease (CKD).


Below are salaries earned by a Nephrologist Earn In South Africa

A person working as a Nephrologist E in South Africa typically earns around 104,000 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 54,100 ZAR (lowest) to 159,000 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Physician – Nephrology salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

A Nephrologist Salary Distribution in South Africa

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

Salary Range

Nephrologists E’s salaries in South Africa range from 54,100 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 159,000 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 99,800 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as A Nephrologist (s) are earning less than 99,800 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 99,800 ZAR.

The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.


Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Physician – Nephrology(s) are earning less than 69,200 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 69,200 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physician – Nephrology(s) are earning less than 124,000 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 124,000 ZAR.

A Nephrologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How do experience and age affect your pay?

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Physician – Nephrology salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nephrologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 61,400 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 82,400 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 107,000 ZAR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, A Nephrologist (s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years gets a salary equivalent to 130,000 ZAR per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 142,000 ZAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 149,000 ZAR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

A Nephrologist’s average salary changes by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years61,400 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+34%82,400 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+30%107,000 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+21%130,000 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+9%142,000 ZAR
20+ Years+5%149,000 ZAR

A Nephrologist Salary Comparison By Gender

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Physician – Nephrology employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male109,000 ZAR
Female-7%101,000 ZAR

A Nephrologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Physician – Nephrology(s)?

How often do employees get salary raises?

A Nephrologist

A Nephrologist (s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

A Nephrologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A Nephrologist is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

18% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus

No Bonus

A Nephrologist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 600 ZAR. This means that the average Nephrologist in South Africa earns approximately 600 ZAR for every worked hour.

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