Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.06 per hour. Final cash compensation to Certified Hemodialysis Technicians varies from around $25K to approximately $42K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $1K and $1K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The majority of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,489 - $46,541
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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$11.84 - $19.46
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,489 - $46,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
Profit Sharing
$15.46 - $1,454  
Total Pay (?
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$24,943 - $42,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $19.46  
   
Overtime
$6.79 - $27.38  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$24,943 - $42,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


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For Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Certified Hemodialysis Technicians earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Hemodialysis Technician.

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Certified Hemodialysis Technicians flock to Fresinius for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $35K lead the pack in compensation; however, Fresinius also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $23K at one end to $45K at the other end.

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $31K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $41K, leaving little room for growth.


Professional skills reported by Certified Hemodialysis Technicians are few in number. Most notably, skills in Patient Education, Acute Care, Preceptor, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

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


For Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 9%

Acute Care
up arrow 9%

National Average
$33,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

Preceptor
up arrow 2%

Dialysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 16%
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