Certified Dialysis Technician Salary

The average Certified Dialysis Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.16 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.82 per hour on the lower end to $19.86 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the specific company are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Certified Dialysis Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,059 - $46,921
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$24K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,058
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$11.82 - $19.86
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,059 - $46,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,215  
Profit Sharing
$199.30 - $1,021  
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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$25,053 - $43,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $19.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$9.19 - $27.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,215  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.30 - $1,021  
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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$25,053 - $43,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,132
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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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It's not very common for Certified Dialysis Technicians to move on to become Dialysis Registered Nurses. Average pay for a Dialysis Registered Nurse is $64K annually. However, becoming a Registered Nurse or Certified Hemodialysis Technician is a more frequent transition for Certified Dialysis Technicians.

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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 leaders in the field that employ a large number of Certified Dialysis Technicians. American Renal Associates pays the most with a median salary of $40K, though there is little variation overall ($28K to $47K).

With a median salary of $31K, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Certified Dialysis Technicians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $41K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in CPR, Dialysis, Phlebotomy, and Cannulation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cannulation. Those proficient in Dialysis are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Dialysis Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $33K. For Certified Dialysis Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

CPR
up arrow 7%

Dialysis
up arrow 1%

Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$33,000

Cannulation
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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