Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salary

Dialysis Unit Head Nurses in the United States take home approximately $30.48 per hour on average. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Dialysis Unit Head Nurses who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,820 - $90,913
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MEDIAN: $80,000
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$26.18 - $38.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$60,820 - $90,913  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$57,048 - $87,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$46.00  
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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$57,048 - $87,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. On average, Dialysis Unit Head Nurses make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $82K.

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Key Stats for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

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
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 92%
dental benefits
None:
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