Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

Dialysis Registered Nurses in the United States pull down an average of $30.01 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Dialysis Registered Nurses vary widely between $51K and $82K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Dialysis Registered Nurses are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dialysis Registered Nurses. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,466 - $88,574
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$47K
$66K
$89K
MEDIAN: $66,263
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$24.19 - $37.72
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$38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,466 - $88,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
Profit Sharing
$390.37 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$50,544 - $81,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.19 - $37.72  
   
Overtime
$25.38 - $55.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$390.37 - $2,500  
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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$50,544 - $81,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,200
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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)


Dominating the field, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Dialysis Clinics, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Dialysis Registered Nurses. For Dialysis Registered Nurses, comfortable salaries can be found at Satellite Dialysis; in fact, median earnings sit around $73K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include FMC Corporation, American Renal Associates, and U.S. Renal Care, Inc., where Dialysis Registered Nurses typically earn around $72K, $68K, or $66K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at Fresenius Medical Care — median pay is $56K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $50K and only reaching $74K. Also approaching the lower end are Dialysis Clinics, Inc. at $58K, Fmcna at $60K, and DaVita Inc. at $62K.

Popular Skills for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)


Dialysis Registered Nurses report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Apheresis, Intensive Care Unit, hemodialysis, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know Critical Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)

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


For many Dialysis Registered Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $60K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. 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 $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,700

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dialysis Registered Nurses, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dialysis Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), Austin (+10 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 9%

Apheresis
up arrow 9%

hemodialysis
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Charge Nurse
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Dialysis
up arrow 1%

peritoneal dialysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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