Median pay for Dialysis Registered Nurses in the United States is around $30.54 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Dialysis Registered Nurses spread between $52K and $83K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Dialysis Registered Nurses are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,429 - $87,967
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $66,002
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$24.83 - $38.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,429 - $87,967  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$51,661 - $82,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.83 - $38.40  
   
Overtime
$28.50 - $57.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.35 - $6,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,041  
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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$51,661 - $82,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,187
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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.

Common Career Paths for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)


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Many Dialysis Registered Nurses advance their careers by becoming Clinical Nurse Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $73K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Dialysis Registered Nurses, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Fresenius Medical Care North America, and U.S. Renal Care, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Satellite Dialysis leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $73K. Dialysis Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries at FMC Corporation (+$72K), U.S. Renal Care, Inc. (+$69K), and American Renal Associates (+$68K).

Dialysis Registered Nurses will find the worst pay at Dialysis Clinics, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $53K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $71K, leaving little room for growth. Fmcna, DCI Group and Fresenius Medical Care are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $60K, $62K, and $62K.

Popular Skills for Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN)


Survey results imply that Dialysis Registered Nurses deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with hemodialysis, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 6 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medicine / Surgery. 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.


Dialysis Registered Nurses do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $65K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $61K. Dialysis Registered Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Dialysis Registered Nurses with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,452

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Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Dialysis Registered Nurses in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Dialysis Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

hemodialysis
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Charge Nurse
up arrow 2%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Dialysis
up arrow 1%

peritoneal dialysis
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Apheresis
0%

Clinical Supervision
0%

National Average
$64,000

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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