Dialysis Technician Salary

For Dialysis Technicians, hourly average wages total $14.25 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.75 per hour and $18.53. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but career duration and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Dialysis Technicians making up 78 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dialysis Technicians.

$22,203 - $44,512
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,085
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$10.75 - $18.53
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,203 - $44,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
Profit Sharing
$19.87 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$22,658 - $40,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $18.53  
   
Overtime
$12.76 - $28.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.87 - $2,013  
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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$22,658 - $40,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 979
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Job Description for Dialysis Technician

A dialysis technician helps maintain the machines, equipment, systems and anything else that deal with the dialysis machines at an area medical facility. The work would be primarily physical but would also some mental aspects to it.

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Dialysis Technician Tasks

  • Monitor dialysis procedure to ensure patient safety and that equipment is operating properly.
  • Prepare patients physically for dialysis and explain dialysis equipment and procedures.
  • Operate dialysis machines to treat patients who have kidney or renal failure.

Common Career Paths for Dialysis Technician


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Dialysis Technicians who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $55K per year. Career advancement for the typical Dialysis Technician often leads to becoming a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse; median salaries in these positions are $1K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Dialysis Technicians. Although the highest salaries can be found at American Renal Associates where median pay is $35K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $25K and $44K.


Dialysis Technicians only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Dialysis, Phlebotomy, and CNA can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CNA. Phlebotomy is a skill commonly found among those who know Dialysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

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


For Dialysis Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. On average, Dialysis Technicians make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Dialysis Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $37K.

Dialysis Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Dialysis Technician?

Dialysis Technician in Mobile:
"Challenging."
Pros: The patients and responsibility plus the challenge of meeting time demands daily.
Cons: Co workers who won't help out, stress of the time crunch, pay not very good for the burden of the responsibility.

Dialysis Technician in Mescalero:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people live longer and to feel better.
Cons: When a patient gets sick or passes away.

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Experience Affects Dialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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National Average
$30,000

Phlebotomy
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CNA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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