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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (United States)

Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.87 per hour. Total cash compensation to Certified Dialysis Technicians bottoms out near $25K and approaches $42K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most Certified Dialysis Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Certified Dialysis Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (?
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$22,735 - $46,882
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MEDIAN: $32,858
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Certified Dialysis Technician Salary (?
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$11.58 - $19.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,735 - $46,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,181  
Profit Sharing
$196.77 - $1,032  
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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$24,731 - $42,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $19.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.64 - $26.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.77 - $1,032  
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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$24,731 - $42,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,159
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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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Certified Dialysis Technicians who advance into the role of a Registered Nurse are fairly uncommon. Registered Nurses on average earn $55K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician

Certified Dialysis Technicians in search of the best pay head to American Renal Associates, where the median salary rolls in at $39K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $50K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $31K.
Certified Dialysis Technicians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $31K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $40K, leaving little room for growth.

Certified Dialysis Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Dialysis also know Phlebotomy.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Dialysis Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 $39K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$32,000
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For Certified Dialysis Technicians, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Certified Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), Cleveland (+8 percent), Indianapolis (+7 percent), and Detroit (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Charlotte and Houston (5 percent lower).

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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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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 239 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
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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