Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

Pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.03 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $1K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $25K and hits $43K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Certified Dialysis Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Certified Dialysis Technicians are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,309 - $46,520
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,439
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$11.67 - $19.49
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,309 - $46,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
Profit Sharing
$199.12 - $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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$24,831 - $42,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $19.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$8.46 - $26.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.12 - $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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$24,831 - $42,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,107
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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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Many Certified Dialysis Technicians move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $55K per year. It is not unusual for a Certified Dialysis Technician to become a Certified Hemodialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fmcna are all popular places to work. With a median salary of $39K, American Renal Associates offers Certified Dialysis Technicians the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $27K and are capped at $48K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. — median pay is $31K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $25K and only reaching $40K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Survey results show that Certified Dialysis Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Cannulation, Phlebotomy, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Dialysis are similarly competent in CPR.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dialysis Technician

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


Certified Dialysis Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $33K. Certified Dialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income 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
0%

National Average
$32,000

CPR
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
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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