Dialysis Technician Salary

Earnings for Dialysis Technicians in the United States come in at around $15.04 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings of Dialysis Technicians stretch from $25K near the bottom to $43K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $2K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the specific employer and location. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Dialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Dialysis Technicians who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact.

$20,812 - $60,200
$21K
$33K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,257
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50%
90%

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$11.83 - $19.87
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.06
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$0$60K
Salary $20,812 - $60,200
Bonus $294.41 - $1,967
Profit Sharing $10.14 - $1,973
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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$24,630 - $43,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.83 - $19.87
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $13.31 - $29.37
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $294.41 - $1,967
Profit Sharing $10.14 - $1,973
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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$24,630 - $43,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,299

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Job Description for Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians work in hospitals and clinical environments to assist patients in need of dialysis procedures; these patients often have failing kidneys and/or kidney diseases and need their blood cleaned because their body cannot do it for them. These technicians evaluate patients prior to the dialysis being carried out; this includes taking blood pressure, weight, temperature, and pulse. The dialysis equipment must also be tested and routine maintenance must be carried out to ensure proper functioning.

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Dialysis Technician Tasks

  • Operate dialysis machines to treat patients who have kidney or renal failure.
  • Prepare patients physically for dialysis and explain dialysis equipment and procedures.
  • Monitor dialysis procedure to ensure patient safety and that equipment is operating properly.

Common Career Paths for Dialysis Technician


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Dialysis Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Dialysis Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $64K annually. Becoming a Certified Dialysis Technician or a Registered Nurse is a common transition from a Dialysis Technician role.

Dialysis Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Dialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care North America, Fresenius Medical Care, and Fresinius are all popular places to work. Dialysis Technicians flock to U.S. Renal Care, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $36K lead the pack in compensation; however, U.S. Renal Care, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $25K at one end to $48K at the other end. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Fresenius Medical Care North America, American Renal Associates, and DCI Group, top-paying firms where Dialysis Technicians rake in a solid $36K, $35K, or $34K, respectively.

Dialysis Clinics, Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $26K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $21K to $42K) creates a rather varied pay scale. Workers at Fmcna, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and DaVita Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $30K, $31K, and $32K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Dialysis Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dialysis Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dialysis Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 880 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dialysis Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Dialysis Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 276 salaries. A Dialysis Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,935

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Dialysis Technicians that is 12 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Dialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cleveland (+11 percent), Milwaukee (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Akron (+5 percent). Detroit is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Louisville and St. Louis (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Dialysis Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dialysis Technician?

Dialysis Technician in Mobile:
"Challenging."
Pros: The patients and responsibility plus the challenge of meeting time demands daily.
Cons: Co workers who won't help out, stress of the time crunch, pay not very good for the burden of the responsibility.

Dialysis Technician in Mescalero:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people live longer and to feel better.
Cons: When a patient gets sick or passes away.

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Key Stats for Dialysis Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dialysis Technician Salaries

▲31%

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dialysis Technician Salaries

Preceptor
▲18%

Spanish Language
▲10%

medical assistant
▲9%

Dialysis Technician
▲4%

▲1%

patient care
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Cannulation
▼2%

▼5%

ccht
▼7%

CNA
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 19%
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