Average Dialysis Unit Head Nurses in the United States make around $30.71 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Dialysis Unit Head Nurses who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$63,023 - $93,282
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$63K
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$93K
MEDIAN: $80,000
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$25.41 - $35.86
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$63,023 - $93,282  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,855 - $86,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.41 - $35.86  
   
Overtime
$40.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$57,855 - $86,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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With a median salary of $64K, DaVita Inc. provides Dialysis Unit Head Nurses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $86K, limiting employee salary growth.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $67K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $71K. On average, Dialysis Unit Head Nurses make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $77K.

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Experience Affects Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Head Nurse, Dialysis Unit Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Dialysis
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Acute Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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