Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salary

Earnings for Dialysis Unit Head Nurses in the United States come in at around $31.31 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority (84 percent) of Dialysis Unit Head Nurses who took the survey are female. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,024 - $90,913
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MEDIAN: $78,317
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$26.42 - $39.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$60,024 - $90,913  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$57,560 - $87,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$26.42 - $39.82  
   
Overtime
$46.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,913  
   
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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$57,560 - $87,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

The head nurse of a dialysis unit is responsible for overseeing patients and other nursing staff within their unit over the course of their shift. Nurses in the unit report to the head nurse and consult them if there is a problem or general guidance is needed. Tasks performed by the head nurse include carrying out doctors' orders in terms of patient care, evaluating patients' needs and responses to treatments, discussing treatment options with patients and conducting other duties related to patient care. Additionally, the head nurse often helps assign nurses' rotations, and they must report any behavior among the nursing staff requiring discipline and administer disciplinary action if needed. The head nurse of a dialysis unit must participate in staff meetings, collaborate in the hiring process for their unit and participate in terminating current employees as required.

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Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Tasks

  • Manage and coordinate dialysis technicians and the nursing team.
  • Provide care and treatments for patients.
  • Discussion treatment and options with patients.
  • Evaluate patient responses to treatments.
  • Evaluate patient needs and create daily care plans and assignments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

Pay by Experience for a Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 13 salaries. A Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

National Average
$71,000

▼3%

Acute Care
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 96%
no benefits
None:
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