Dialysis Technician Salary

Earnings for Dialysis Technicians in the United States come in at around $14.28 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $10.83 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.51 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Dialysis Technicians survey respondents are women (79 percent).

$23,640 - $44,304

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$10.83 - $18.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,640 - $44,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
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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$22,926 - $40,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$12.73 - $27.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
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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$22,926 - $40,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001
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Job Description for Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians work in hospitals and clinical environments to assist patients in need of dialysis procedures; these patients often have failing kidneys and/or kidney diseases and need their blood cleaned because their body cannot do it for them. These technicians evaluate patients prior to the dialysis being carried out; this includes taking blood pressure, weight, temperature, and pulse. The dialysis equipment must also be tested and routine maintenance must be carried out to ensure proper functioning.

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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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For Dialysis Technicians, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. 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


Dialysis Technicians flock to DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. With a median salary of $35K, American Renal Associates offers Dialysis Technicians the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $25K and are capped at $44K. Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Dialysis Clinics, Inc. ($32K), Fmcna ($31K), and Fresinius ($31K).

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. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at U.S. Renal Care, Inc. ($30K), DaVita Inc. ($30K), and Fresinius ($31K).


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Dialysis Technicians who took the survey. 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. Employees educated in Dialysis are typically practiced in Phlebotomy, too.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. On average, Dialysis Technicians make $36K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $38K, 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
up arrow 24%



National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

CNA
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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