Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.04 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Certified Dialysis Technicians bottoms out near $25K and approaches $43K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,250 - $47,007
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,561
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$11.69 - $19.52
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,250 - $47,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,093  
Profit Sharing
$198.77 - $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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$24,801 - $43,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $19.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.60 - $26.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.77 - $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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$24,801 - $43,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,121
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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 move on to become Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Registered Nurses get paid an average of $55K per year. A Certified Hemodialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse is a typical transition from a Certified Dialysis Technician role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


Known for taking on a considerable number of Certified Dialysis Technicians, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna are leading firms in the industry. American Renal Associates pays the most with a median salary of $39K, though there is little variation overall ($28K to $48K).

Pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians is the lowest at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., which has a median salary of $31K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $40K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Phlebotomy, Cannulation, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Dialysis are also skilled in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $29K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. Certified Dialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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
0%

Cannulation
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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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