Dialysis Technician Salary

For Dialysis Technicians, hourly average wages total $14.26 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.64 per hour and $18.42. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Dialysis Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Dialysis Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,532 - $43,334
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,715
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$10.64 - $18.42
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$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,532 - $43,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
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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$22,492 - $40,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $18.42  
   
Overtime
$12.83 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$22,492 - $40,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 903

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $55K annually. The most common next step for a Dialysis Technician is to become a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


Dialysis Technicians fill the offices of leading firms DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates. The biggest paychecks can be found at American Renal Associates — the median salary there is $35K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $25K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $44K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $30K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $38K.

Popular Skills for Dialysis Technician


Survey results show that Dialysis Technicians typically report just a few professional 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. Most people skilled in Dialysis are similarly competent in CNA.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

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


For Dialysis Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $37K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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
up arrow 1%

CNA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%