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Dialysis Technician Salary

Median pay for Dialysis Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.23 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.58 per hour to $18.39. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Dialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$20,739 - $43,865
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MEDIAN: $31,279
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$10.58 - $18.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,739 - $43,865  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
Profit Sharing
$20.00 - $2,000  
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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$22,440 - $40,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$12.99 - $28.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.00 - $2,000  
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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$22,440 - $40,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 803
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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 bring home $55K per year. 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


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Dialysis Clinics, Inc. are top-notch employers for Dialysis Technicians in this area. 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.

Employees at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $30K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $24K and quickly nearing the top at only $38K.

Popular Skills for Dialysis Technician


Dialysis Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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. Those familiar with Dialysis also tend to know CNA.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

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


Dialysis Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. Dialysis Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $36K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 95 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%