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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

Average Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States make around $15.03 per hour. Total cash compensation for Certified Dialysis Technicians runs from $25K to $43K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $1K and profit sharing that can reach almost $1K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,113 - $46,807
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,551
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$11.66 - $19.42
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$12
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$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,113 - $46,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,133  
Profit Sharing
$195.52 - $1,029  
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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$24,771 - $42,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $19.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.83 - $26.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,133  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.52 - $1,029  
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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$24,771 - $42,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,123
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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 Dialysis Technician may also move into a role as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


Many Certified Dialysis Technicians can be found at DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna, firms that are at the top of the field. Although the highest salaries can be found at American Renal Associates where median pay is $39K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $28K and $48K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $31K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $40K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Phlebotomy, Cannulation, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Dialysis are similarly competent in CPR.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dialysis Technician

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


Certified Dialysis Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Dialysis Technicians make a median salary of $36K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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Phlebotomy
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Cannulation
0%

National Average
$32,000

CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
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: 17%
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