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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

Median pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States is around $15.00 per hour. Total cash compensation to Certified Dialysis Technicians approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $42K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $1K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the specific company. Most Certified Dialysis Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (81 percent) of Certified Dialysis Technicians who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,417 - $45,604
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,246
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$11.64 - $19.27
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$22,417 - $45,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,165  
Profit Sharing
$196.28 - $1,034  
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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$24,784 - $42,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $19.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.83 - $26.75  
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 - $1,165  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.28 - $1,034  
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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$24,784 - $42,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,118

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians flock to DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although salaries only range from $27K to just $48K, American Renal Associates still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $39K.

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.


Certified Dialysis Technicians only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Dialysis, Phlebotomy, and CPR can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with Dialysis is often linked with knowledge of Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dialysis Technician

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


Certified Dialysis Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $32K. Certified Dialysis Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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Phlebotomy
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 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: 65% employee benefits None: 17%