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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.04 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings of Certified Dialysis Technicians stretch from $25K near the bottom to $43K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K each from bonuses and profit sharing. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Certified Dialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,113 - $45,839
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,551
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$11.65 - $19.38
(Median)
$12
$15
$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 - $45,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,049  
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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$24,754 - $42,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $19.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.81 - $26.88  
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 - $1,049  
   
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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$24,754 - $42,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,134

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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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While Certified Dialysis Technicians do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $55K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Certified Dialysis Technicians include DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna. American Renal Associates offers the best pay with a median salary of $39K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $27K and maxing out at just $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


Job skills reported by Certified Dialysis Technicians are limited. Those who have experience with Dialysis, Phlebotomy, and CPR can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with Dialysis also 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $29K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $32K. Certified Dialysis Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. Certified Dialysis Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $40K.

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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
0%

National Average
$32,000

CPR
up arrow 1%

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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 17%
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