Dialysis Technician Salary

Earnings for Dialysis Technicians in the United States come in at around $14.46 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.10 per hour, and the top verges on $18.79. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Dialysis Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,521 - $45,860
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$24K
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$46K
MEDIAN: $32,277
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$11.10 - $18.79
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,521 - $45,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
Profit Sharing
$19.87 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$23,442 - $41,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $18.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.38 - $28.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
   
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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$23,442 - $41,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,238
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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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Dialysis Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. A common career progression for a Dialysis Technician is to become a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse. Compared to Dialysis Technicians, the first group earns $1K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


Many Dialysis Technicians can be found at DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates, firms that are at the top of the field. 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. Other leaders in compensation levels are Fmcna at $33K, Dialysis Clinics, Inc. at $32K, and Fresinius, where Dialysis Technicians annually earn $31K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., DaVita Inc., and Fresinius also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $30K, $31K, and $31K.


Dialysis Technicians only report a few specific skills. 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. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dialysis Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $33K. On average, Dialysis Technicians make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $38K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,685

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Dialysis Technicians, 23 percent above the national average. Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+10 percent), Las Vegas (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Cleveland (+9 percent). Detroit is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (5 percent less) and Chicago (2 percent less).

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
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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National Average
$31,000

Phlebotomy
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CNA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

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: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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