Dialysis Technicians are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as dialysis technicians in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since dialysis technicians are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where dialysis technicians have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.
To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for dialysis technicians.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s dialysis technicians:
So there you have it — Health Technologists And Technicians, All Other is the best of the best when it comes to being a dialysis technician.
How did Health Technologists And Technicians, All Other end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for dialysis technicians and for more on the top ten states.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best states for dialysis technicians in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well dialysis technicians get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for dialysis technicians in California is $48,970 and the average salary in Illinois is $43,660, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.
In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for dialysis technicians in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for dialysis technicians.
Total Jobs: 4,160
Average Annual Salary: $54,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $32,610
Average Experienced Salary: $77,810
Location Quotient: 1.7
Total Jobs: 1,670
Average Annual Salary: $53,440
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,550
Average Experienced Salary: $97,210
Location Quotient: 1.02
Total Jobs: 2,870
Average Annual Salary: $55,980
Average Entry Level Salary: $32,810
Average Experienced Salary: $89,510
Location Quotient: 1.07
Total Jobs: 550
Average Annual Salary: $54,670
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,400
Average Experienced Salary: $84,290
Location Quotient: 1.06
Total Jobs: 820
Average Annual Salary: $58,060
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,140
Average Experienced Salary: $128,870
Location Quotient: 0.33
Total Jobs: 2,330
Average Annual Salary: $44,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,970
Average Experienced Salary: $67,460
Location Quotient: 0.9
Total Jobs: 2,380
Average Annual Salary: $45,650
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,940
Average Experienced Salary: $65,990
Location Quotient: 0.99
Total Jobs: 3,210
Average Annual Salary: $43,990
Average Entry Level Salary: $26,720
Average Experienced Salary: $65,670
Location Quotient: 0.88
Total Jobs: 1,190
Average Annual Salary: $54,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $32,500
Average Experienced Salary: $78,890
Location Quotient: 0.49
Total Jobs: 3,940
Average Annual Salary: $44,610
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,000
Average Experienced Salary: $71,300
Location Quotient: 1.71
If you’re looking to start out your career as a dialysis technician these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a dialysis technician in America: