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Dialysis Technician Salary

Dialysis Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $14.22 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.67 per hour and $18.46. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Female Dialysis Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Dialysis Technicians is high.

$21,985 - $43,941
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,841
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$10.67 - $18.46
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,985 - $43,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
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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$22,512 - $40,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $18.46  
   
Overtime
$12.73 - $28.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
   
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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$22,512 - $40,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948

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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. Certified Dialysis Technicians or Licensed Practical Nurses are common next-step roles for Dialysis Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Certified Dialysis Technicians is $1K higher on average, and it's $7K higher for Licensed Practical Nurses.

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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. Although American Renal Associates offers the highest salaries (median pay is $35K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $25K to $44K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $30K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $38K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Survey takers who work as Dialysis Technicians usually 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. For Dialysis Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Dialysis Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $37K on average.

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
up arrow 24%



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 110 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%
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