Dialysis Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $30.19 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to about $29.88, followed by Licensed Practical Nurses earning $18.18 and Certified Dialysis Technicians making $15.31. Patient Care Technicians are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $13.96.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $30.33 per hour) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Houston, Texas (around $25.37), Atlanta, Ga. (about $22.15), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($20.49) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Dallas, Texas at $16.37. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays DaVita Inc. the most — approximately $26.45 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $19.29 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $17.16 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $30.13 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); DaVita Inc. awards $35.75 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Critical Care among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $29.96 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Dialysis; a majority consider it a key competency. Phlebotomy, Acute Care, and Patient Education were also reported by many survey participants.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at DaVita Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; one-seventh of workers get paid vacation days, and 8 percent receive paid sick leave. A majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for a strong majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. DaVita Inc. also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.