An average Certified Dialysis Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.71 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.41 per hour, and the top verges on $20.60. Cash earnings for Certified Dialysis Technicians — which occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $26K to approximately $44K. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. For the most part, Certified Dialysis Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Certified Dialysis Technicians are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,310 - $42,872
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MEDIAN: $32,970
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,310 - $42,872  
   
Bonus
$195.75 - $2,230  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
Commission
$0.00  
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$26,053 - $44,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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$12.41 - $20.60  
   
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Overtime
$12.24 - $28.22  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$195.75 - $2,230  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
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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$26,053 - $44,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 868

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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

  • Maintain records of inventory and equipment usage.
  • Explain treatment procedures, in-home treatments and physicians' instructions to patients.
  • Interview patients to measure their vital signs and weight before and after dialysis.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Dialysis Technician


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There are some Certified Dialysis Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Dialysis Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $64K annually. A Certified Hemodialysis Technician role is the most prevalent career advancement for Certified Dialysis Technicians. Paychecks for that role are $32K on average. The Registered Nurse position is another common transition for Certified Dialysis Technicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $56K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Dialysis Technician


Certified Dialysis Technicians fill the offices of leading firms DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Fresenius Medical Care, and Fresenius Medical Care North America. Employees at American Renal Associates enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $42K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $30K and higher ones not far away at only $47K. Certified Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Fmcna ($38K), U.S. Renal Care, Inc. ($37K), and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa ($36K).

Other low-paying employers include Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. at $31K and Fresenius Medical Care North America at $33K, though some Certified Dialysis Technicians there earn up to $45K.

Popular Skills for Certified Dialysis Technician


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Preceptor, Patient Education, and patient care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Dialysis indicates knowledge of 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Certified Dialysis Technicians make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,005

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For Certified Dialysis Technicians, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Certified Dialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Detroit (+11 percent), and Cincinnati (+11 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Columbus (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Certified Dialysis Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Certified Dialysis Technician Salaries

Preceptor
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Patient Education
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patient care
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CPR
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Cannulation
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National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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