Dialysis Equipment Technician Salary

Dialysis Equipment Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $17.59 per hour on average. The vast majority of Dialysis Equipment Technicians (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,047 - $61,683
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,939
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$13.39 - $24.74
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,047 - $61,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
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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$28,623 - $53,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $39.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$28,623 - $53,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Dialysis Equipment Technician

Dialysis equipment technicians generally work in hospital settings and are responsible for ensuring that dialysis equipment is always performing optimally, which involves both routing-cleaning and disinfection. When problems arise with equipment, these technicians may do some basic troubleshooting or escalate the problem to the manufacturer so the machine can be repaired or replaced. They may also work directly with patients and oversee the dialysis process under the supervision of a registered nurse.

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Dialysis Equipment 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Equipment Technician

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dialysis Equipment Technicians make a median salary of $40K. Dialysis Equipment Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $56K.

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Experience Affects Dialysis Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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