Salary of a Dialysis Nurse
You may be wondering how much you can earn as a dialysis nurse.
What is a typical dialysis nurse salary? According to the latest data available on the salary website Payscale.com, dialysis nurses earned an average hourly rate of anywhere from $26-$40 per hour as of November 2019. They also earned an average bonus of over $1,400, plus other benefits such as commission and profit sharing. (Some dialysis nurses even earned bonuses over $5,000.) Clinical supervisors tend to earn about 8% more on average, too. Overall, the range in salaries for dialysis nurses in the U.S. spans range between $54,715 and $86,685.
A dialysis nurse can earn even more by becoming a certified dialysis nurse. The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) offers a Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) credential to nurses who put in 2,000 hours caring for dialysis patients or educating/supervising staff who care for patients who require or may require dialysis, plus complete 20 approved contact hours of continuing education within the previous two years.
Another way for dialysis nurses to significantly boost their salaries is taking their career on the road as dialysis travel nurses. Travel nursing salaries are typically higher than the pay rates of full-time permanent nursing jobs. You also get to pick where you live and work. Plus, travel nurses are generally guaranteed a minimum number of hours per assignment, which can include overtime pay rates. That can add up quickly in your bank account.
Both of these options provide excellent financial outcomes for dialysis nurses.
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