Bringing in the most money are Dialysis Registered Nurses — their earnings average approximately $29.31 per hour. Licensed Practical Nurses are a close second at $19.05 along with Certified Hemodialysis Technicians ($15.26) and Administrative Assistants (about $14.96). On the lower end are Patient Care Technicians at around $13.48 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($31.86 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo. ($28.75), Houston, Texas (around $25.88), and San Antonio, Texas (approximately $24.88) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $16.63) is Baltimore, Md. DaVita Inc. workers in California earn the most — $21.98 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $18.40 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $16.59 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $29.55 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) make the most here, hauling in approximately $32.89 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Patient Education; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $28.10 per hour. Dialysis is a popular skill in the DaVita Inc. workforce; the larger part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Phlebotomy, Renal, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of DaVita Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four survey participants receiving paid vacation and about one in seven workers receiving sick leave. A fair number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. A large number of respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of workers report having dental coverage. DaVita Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and flexible hours.