Infusion Therapist (RN) Salary

Most Infusion Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $30.46 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Infusion Therapists is high.

$52,000 - $81,960
(Median)
$52K
$68K
$82K
MEDIAN: $68,039
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$23.67 - $40.58
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$24
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$52,000 - $81,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
Total Pay (?
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$50,990 - $84,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.67 - $40.58  
   
Overtime
$34.27 - $54.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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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$50,990 - $84,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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

  • 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.
  • Perform and educate patients in performing intravenous and injectable procedures.
  • 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.

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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.


For many Infusion Therapists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $62K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Infusion Therapist (RN) Advice

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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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Experience Affects Infusion Therapist (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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