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Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.22 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.79 per hour and $19.57. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Certified Hemodialysis Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction.

$23,270 - $46,641
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $37,340
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$11.79 - $19.57
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$15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,270 - $46,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
Profit Sharing
$15.46 - $1,454  
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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$24,895 - $42,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$6.60 - $27.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.46 - $1,454  
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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$24,895 - $42,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395

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Job Description for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

A certified hemodialysis technician performs several tasks necessary to complete the dialysis for a medical patient. A certified hemodialysis technician works under the direction of a licensed nurse to perform the variety of technical procedures for the patient's dialysis. The hemodialysis technician often helps patients climb into any necessary machines and makes any necessary connections while causing minimal discomfort to the patient. The hemodialysis technician also addresses any questions or concerns that the patient or their loved ones may have related to equipment. After the patient is secure, the hemodialysis technician operates the dialysis machinery and ensures continued patient comfort. After the dialysis process is complete, the hemodialysis technician helps the patient exit the dialysis machine and escorts them into the care of another healthcare professional.

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Certified Hemodialysis Technician Tasks

  • Measures and records vital signs; performs intake and output on patient's chart.
  • Maintains dialysis machines to ensure proper functioning.
  • Assists renal failure patients before, during and after procedures.
  • Assists with set up and monitoring of all hemodialysis equipment.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


The biggest paychecks can be found at Fresinius — the median salary there is $35K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $22K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $45K.

With a median salary of $31K, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $41K, limiting employee salary growth.


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Patient Education, Phlebotomy, and Dialysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Preceptor.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $33K. On average, Certified Hemodialysis Technicians make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 9%

Patient Education
up arrow 8%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 5%

Dialysis
0%

National Average
$33,000

Preceptor
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 16%
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