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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (United States)

Pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.85 per hour. In the world of Certified Dialysis Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $42K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $1K and $1K, respectively. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair portion, and most earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians (80 percent). Work is enjoyable for Certified Dialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (?
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$23,903 - $47,656
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MEDIAN: $32,063
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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (?
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$11.55 - $19.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,903 - $47,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,185  
Profit Sharing
$196.36 - $1,031  
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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$24,713 - $42,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $19.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.97 - $26.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,185  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.36 - $1,031  
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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$24,713 - $42,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Certified Dialysis Technicians move into roles as Registered Nurses, where pay is usually $55K per year.

Dialysis Technician Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician

Pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians is best at American Renal Associates, which offers a median salary of $39K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $30K to $51K.
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. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is Fresinius.

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Certified Dialysis Technicians who took the survey. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Dialysis frequently indicates knowledge of Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dialysis Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. On average, Certified Dialysis Technicians make $36K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Certified Dialysis Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Certified Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Cleveland (+10 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Detroit (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Houston (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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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$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 17%