Dialysis Technician Salary

Pay for Dialysis Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.82 per hour. While the company and location impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Dialysis Technicians are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dialysis Technicians. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,377 - $52,377
$23K
$33K
$52K
MEDIAN: $32,612
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$11.63 - $19.61
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MEDIAN: $14.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,377 - $52,377  
   
Bonus
$301.34 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$24,341 - $42,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $19.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$13.23 - $28.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$301.34 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$24,341 - $42,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,256

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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

  • Operate dialysis machines to treat patients who have kidney or renal failure.
  • Prepare patients physically for dialysis and explain dialysis equipment and procedures.
  • Monitor dialysis procedure to ensure patient safety and that equipment is operating properly.

Common Career Paths for Dialysis Technician


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Dialysis Technicians who go on to become Dialysis Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Dialysis Registered Nurses is $64K annually. It is not uncommon for a Dialysis Technician to continue on to become a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Registered Nurse.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care North America, Fresenius Medical Care, and Fresinius are top-notch employers for Dialysis Technicians in this area. U.S. Renal Care, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $36K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $48K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Fresenius Medical Care North America, American Renal Associates, and DCI Group, top-paying firms where Dialysis Technicians rake in a decent $36K, $35K, or $34K, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Dialysis Clinics, Inc., where the median salary is just $26K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $21K to $42K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Fmcna ($30K), Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. ($31K), and DaVita Inc. ($32K).

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,506

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

For Dialysis Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+13 percent), Milwaukee (+11 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Akron (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Louisville and St. Louis (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Dialysis Technician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Dialysis Technician

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Dialysis Technician Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Preceptor
▲20%

Spanish Language
▲11%

medical assistant
▲11%

Dialysis Technician
▲5%

▲3%

patient care
▲2%

Cannulation
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

ccht
▼6%

CNA
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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