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Infusion Therapist (RN) Salary

The larger portion of Infusion Therapists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $30.46 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most Infusion Therapists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,168 - $84,851
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$51K
$66K
$85K
MEDIAN: $66,320
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$23.52 - $41.11
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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
$51,168 - $84,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Total Pay (?
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$50,456 - $86,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$23.52 - $41.11  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $59.18  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$50,456 - $86,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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

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  • Perform and educate patients in performing intravenous and injectable procedures.
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  • 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $57K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $60K. On average, Infusion Therapists make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Infusion Therapists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Infusion Therapist (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 33%
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