The highest paychecks go to Dialysis Registered Nurses, who earn an average $28.97 per hour, closely trailed by Licensed Practical Nurses ($19.12), Certified Hemodialysis Technicians ($15.33), and Administrative Assistants (about $14.90). Among the lower-paid positions at DaVita Inc. are Patient Care Technicians — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $13.20.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $28.36 per hour) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Houston, Texas ($25.73), San Antonio, Texas (around $24.88), and St. Louis, Mo. (about $19.50) are the next top-paying cities. Baltimore, Md. ranks low on the pay scale — at $16.63, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average DaVita Inc. employee makes approximately $23.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $18.42 per hour. The largest fraction of DaVita Inc. people (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $16.59 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($29.28 per hour) than those without credentials. Employees who have a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) make the most here, hauling in $32.17 per hour.
Employees who count Patient Education among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $28.10 per hour. Dialysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Phlebotomy, Renal, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
DaVita Inc. lets only a quarter of workers take paid vacation and only one in seven workers take sick leave. A fair number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. DaVita Inc. provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a strong majority of employees do receive dental coverage. DaVita Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.