Dialysis Technician Salary

Average Dialysis Technicians in the United States make around $14.46 per hour. Pay generally varies between $11.10 per hour and $18.79. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though geography and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,521 - $45,860
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$24K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,277
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$11.10 - $18.79
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$11
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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 (?
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: 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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As Dialysis Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $55K on average per year. 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


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., and American Renal Associates are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Dialysis Technicians. 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.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. ($30K), DaVita Inc. ($31K), and Fresinius ($31K).


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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CNA. Competency in Dialysis frequently indicates knowledge of Phlebotomy.

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. 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 $33K. For Dialysis Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,685

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Dialysis Technicians, New York offers exceptional salaries, 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). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Houston and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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National Average
$31,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 3%

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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