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Dialysis Technician Salary

The average Dialysis Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.21 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.66 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.41. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Dialysis Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,532 - $43,334
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,470
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$10.66 - $18.41
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$11
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$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 - $986  
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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$22,481 - $40,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$12.71 - $28.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$22,481 - $40,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 934

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $55K per year. Typical career progression for a Dialysis Technician involves becoming a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse, roles that pay $1K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


Dominating the field, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Dialysis Technicians. American Renal Associates offers the best pay with a median salary of $35K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $25K and maxing out at just $44K.

With a median salary of $30K, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Dialysis Technicians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $38K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Dialysis Technician


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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


Dialysis Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. Dialysis Technicians see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
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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