What is a Dialysis Technician’s Salary?


Like any particular job a dialysis technician’s salary will be dependent on many factors.  These would include what state you’re working in, how long you’ve been a dialysis tech and how many hours worked per year.  A dialysis technician in Kentucky will make quite a bit less than one in Connecticut.  A tech with 10 years of experience will make quite a bit more than a dialysis tech with 10 months of experience.  Factors like these will be true for any job, of course.  But you’re looking for specific information so we thought we’d give you a range.

Our research indicates that you should expect somewhere from $25,000 to $35,000 per year.  This equates to about $12.50 per hour to about $17.50 per hour.  Not bad for a job where you can actually learn on the job while being paid.  Working while acquiring your dialysis technician’s education (on the job training that is) makes a ton of difference.  Compare that against a Registered Nursing position where multiple years of schooling is involved, all the while being restricted from holding a full time job by the limited hours in the day.  We consider the dialysis technician opportunities to be quite attractive.  Getting an early start (without having to go to school) also affords you more experience, quicker.  And the more experience you have, the faster you can climb to the ranks of the more highly-paid techs.

Another factor that goes into a dialysis technician’s annual pay includes where the tech actually works.  If he/she is employed at a hospital, the annual salary is usually higher.  If the technician is employed at renal facility, the annual salary is generally on the lower end.

The benefits associated with a dialysis technician are generally pretty, well, general.  You should expect some form of paid health insurance (this one can be a very large benefit, filled with different variables), holidays off, and some sort of retirement plan.  Always look at the entire package to determine what type of income you’re looking at.  For example, does the position get a retirement plan match?  If so, that’s income.  What about more or fewer holiday days off?  That should be factored in too.  Also, consider the driving time to get to the dialysis workplace and the fuel that would be involved to get there and back every work day.

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