Most Infusion Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $31.57 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Infusion Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$54,378 - $85,072
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MEDIAN: $70,434
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$25.06 - $40.63
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$54,378 - $85,072  
   
Bonus
$151.43 - $5,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,125  
Total Pay (?
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$52,920 - $86,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$25.06 - $40.63  
   
Overtime
$25.53 - $56.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.43 - $5,017  
   
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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$52,920 - $86,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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.
  • 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 Infusion Therapists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $64K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $66K. Infusion Therapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $67K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Infusion Therapist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $73K.

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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 9%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Infusion Therapist (RN) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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INFUSION
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National Average
$67,000

Oncology
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Chemotherapy
up arrow 7%

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
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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