Dialysis Technician Salary

Dialysis Technicians in the United States take home approximately $14.26 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $10.79 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.48 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Female Dialysis Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Dialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$23,450 - $44,650
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,402
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$10.79 - $18.48
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,450 - $44,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $2,027  
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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$22,798 - $40,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $18.48  
   
Overtime
$12.64 - $27.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $2,027  
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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$22,798 - $40,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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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. Dialysis Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Certified Dialysis Technicians or Licensed Practical Nurses. The median paychecks in those roles 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 top-notch employers for Dialysis Technicians in this area. Salary cannot be beat at American Renal Associates, where median pay comes to $35K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $25K, and the higher end is not far away at $44K.

Salaries are easily beat at DaVita Inc., where median pay comes to just $30K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $23K and ending at $39K, range in salary is rather small.


Job skills reported by Dialysis Technicians are limited. Those who have experience with Dialysis, Phlebotomy, and CNA can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include CNA. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

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


Dialysis Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Dialysis Technicians see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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