Dialysis Technician Salary

Dialysis Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.01 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Dialysis Technicians ranges from $25K on the lower end to $43K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $2K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the company and geography are influential factors as well. For the most part, Dialysis Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Dialysis Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$22,558 - $58,175
$23K
$33K
$58K
MEDIAN: $33,456
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$11.75 - $19.77
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$0$58K
Salary $22,558 - $58,175
Bonus $200.00 - $1,944
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $1,987
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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$24,562 - $43,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $19.77
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $13.27 - $29.11
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $200.00 - $1,944
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $1,987
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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$24,562 - $43,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,289

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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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At the upper end, Dialysis Technicians who move into a Dialysis Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Dialysis Registered Nurses is a much higher $64K per year. Becoming a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Registered Nurse is often the next step for a Dialysis Technician.

Dialysis Technician Job Listings

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. Employees of U.S. Renal Care, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $36K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $25K to $48K. Dialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries at Fresenius Medical Care North America (+$36K), American Renal Associates (+$35K), and DCI Group (+$34K).

Dialysis Clinics, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $26K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $21K and $42K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Fmcna at $30K, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. at $31K, and DaVita Inc., where $32K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dialysis Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dialysis Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 880 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dialysis Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Dialysis Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 276 salaries. A Dialysis Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,888

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Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Dialysis Technicians in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Dialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+11 percent), Milwaukee (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Akron (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Detroit, 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Louisville and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, 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 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Dialysis Technician Salaries

▲31%

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Preceptor
▲19%

Spanish Language
▲10%

medical assistant
▲9%

Dialysis Technician
▲4%

▲2%

patient care
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Cannulation
▼2%

▼5%

ccht
▼7%

CNA
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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