Infusion Therapist (RN) Salary

Most Infusion Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $31.46 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Most Infusion Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,503 - $84,898
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$71K
$85K
MEDIAN: $70,633
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$25.09 - $40.58
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MEDIAN: $31.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$54,503 - $84,898  
   
Bonus
$151.97 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,125  
Total Pay (?
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$53,007 - $86,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$25.09 - $40.58  
   
Overtime
$25.53 - $56.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.97 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,125  
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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$53,007 - $86,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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Job Description for Infusion Therapist (RN)

An infusion therapist (RN) is, as the name would imply, a registered nurse; however, the skill-set required of an RN infusion therapist is very specific. Chief among these nurses’ talents should be the ability to locate a vein and successfully start a line into it, and they should be able to do this almost anywhere on a patient’s body. Infusion therapists specialize in ensuring that patients get the intravenous therapies they need as prescribed by doctors. And, because of the wide variety of patients they serve, they may often need to start IVs on body parts other than the standard forearm or back of a hand.

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Infusion Therapist (RN) Tasks

  • Schedule appointments and notify patients of chemotherapy test results.
  • Administer prescribed doses of medication to specific body parts, using intravenous or injectable medications, according to established practices and standards.
  • Perform and educate patients in performing intravenous and injectable procedures.
  • Monitor and check for side effects such as skin irritation, nausea and hair loss to assess patients' reaction to treatment.
  • Maintain records, reports and files as required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings and patients' reactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Infusion Therapist (RN)

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


Infusion Therapists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $64K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $66K. On average, Infusion Therapists make $67K 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 $73K.

Infusion Therapist (RN) Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Infusion Therapist (RN)?

Infusion Therapist (RN) in Bartlesville:
"On call expectations."
1. How often you are expected to take on call. 2. At what time does your call hours end (when can you tell someone NO) 3. At what time can you tell someone no you aren't staying late to do a PICC. 4. How many holidays are you expected to work a year.

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Key Stats for Infusion Therapist (RN)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Infusion Therapist (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Infusion Therapist (RN) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲15%

INFUSION
▲12%

National Average
$67,000

▼3%

Chemotherapy
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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