Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salary

The average Dialysis Unit Head Nurse in the United States earns approximately $30.39 per hour. Pay ranges from $24.17 per hour on the low end to $36.31 on the high end. Most Dialysis Unit Head Nurses survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Dialysis Unit Head Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,018 - $91,878
(Median)
$58K
$79K
$92K
MEDIAN: $78,627
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$24.17 - $36.31
(Median)
$24
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$36
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$58,018 - $91,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$54,170 - $86,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $52.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$54,170 - $86,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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

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

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Survey results show that Dialysis Unit Head Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Dialysis and Acute Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care and Dialysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

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


Dialysis Unit Head Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. For Dialysis Unit Head Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dialysis Unit Head Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Dialysis
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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