Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Dialysis Nurses in the United States typically comes in around $29.34 per hour. Compensation ranges from $23.34 per hour on the low end to $36.42 on the high end. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group—years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Most Dialysis Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$48,896 - $86,973
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $66,658
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Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$23.34 - $36.42
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,896 - $86,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,548  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $1,454  
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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$49,125 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.34 - $36.42  
   
Overtime
$26.98 - $53.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $1,454  
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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$49,125 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 807
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Job Description for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

Dialysis registered nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in the process of dialysis, which is a procedure that cleans the blood of patients who have kidney disease. RNs have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing and have passed their state's exam to become an RN. RNs who work with dialysis patients must have a few years of prior experience.
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Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures as directed.
  • Participate in the maintenance of Quality Control program as directed.
  • Ensure that pertinent documentation and paperwork are accurate and complete.
  • Manage dialysis treatments according to the orders.
  • Participate in short and long term planning and goal setting for the patients.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

Salary cannot be beat at Fresinius, where median pay comes to $67,014. Salary range is somewhat confined, however, with base pay starting at $53K and ending at $83K.
With a median salary of $59,851, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Dialysis Nurses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $77K, limiting employee salary growth. Employees at DaVita Inc. and American Renal Associates can also expect below-average earnings of $61,496 and $66,723.

Dialysis Nurses who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Critical Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 9 percent more than the national average, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dialysis Nurses do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $58K—can reach $62K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $67K. Dialysis Nurses who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $70K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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New Orleans
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Houston
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Dallas
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Milwaukee
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Atlanta
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National Average
$63,000
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San Antonio
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Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Dialysis Nurses in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, where Dialysis Nurses annually earn 17 percent, 15 percent, 15 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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Experience Affects Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Critical Care
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Dialysis
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Acute Care
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National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%