Dialysis Unit Head Nurses in the United States can expect to earn an average of $31.03 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (82 percent) of Dialysis Unit Head Nurses who took the survey are female. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$61,823 - $96,958
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MEDIAN: $80,673
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$26.25 - $38.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$61,823 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,447 - $88,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$26.25 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$45.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$58,447 - $88,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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

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


For Dialysis Unit Head Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dialysis Unit Head Nurses make a median salary of $77K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $82K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
035
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

National Average
$72,000


Acute Care
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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