As of 2014, a U.S. dialysis technician can expect to make between $20,690 and $39,756 per year, with higher salaries for positions at hospitals. The median salary for a dialysis tech is $35,644. Starting pay for a new dialysis tech is $10.25 to $13.32 an hour.
In the U.S., a dialysis tech must have either a high school diploma or a GED. Training for a career as a dialysis tech is available through vocational schools and community colleges. A dialysis tech must also gain work experience in a clinical setting through either an internship or a job training program. Each state has different regulations for dialysis tech certifications and licensing. Credentials are available through professional organizations, such as the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission's Certification for Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians and the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology's Hemodialysis Technician Certification.