Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

The average Certified Dialysis Technician in the United States earns approximately $15.06 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Certified Dialysis Technicians vary widely between $25K and $43K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $1K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The vast majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Certified Dialysis Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,309 - $47,555

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$11.71 - $19.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,309 - $47,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
Profit Sharing
$202.04 - $1,030  
Total Pay (?
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$24,885 - $42,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $19.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$8.17 - $26.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.04 - $1,030  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,885 - $42,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,096
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Job Description for Certified Dialysis Technician

Certified dialysis technicians handle duties relating to kidney dialysis, a process that eliminates waste and excess liquid from a person's blood when their kidneys are unable to perform that function. Certified dialysis technicians work in close contact with people who are experiencing various stages of kidney failure or disease, and they typically work in a hospital or kidney dialysis clinic. During dialysis treatments, a certified dialysis technician operates dialysis equipment by following proper dialysis procedures while being observed by a registered nurse. Additionally, certified dialysis technicians report and make suggestions to doctors regarding patient treatment.

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Certified Dialysis Technician Tasks

  • Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
  • Disinfect and sterilize equipment using sterilizers, aerators, and washers.
  • Interview patients to measure their vital signs and weight before and after dialysis.
  • Maintain records of inventory and equipment usage.
  • Explain treatment procedures, in-home treatments and physicians' instructions to patients.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dialysis Technician


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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Certified Dialysis Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year. A Certified Hemodialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse is a typical transition from a Certified Dialysis Technician role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna are top-notch employers for Certified Dialysis Technicians in this area. Although American Renal Associates offers the highest salaries (median pay is $39K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $27K to $48K.

Employees at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $31K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $25K and quickly nearing the top at only $40K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Cannulation, Phlebotomy, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Dialysis also tend to know CPR.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dialysis Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Dialysis Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Dialysis Technicians make a median salary of $36K. Certified Dialysis Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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Phlebotomy
0%

Cannulation
0%

National Average
$33,000

CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 18%
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