Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

The average Certified Hemodialysis Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.12 per hour. Total incomes of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $1K from bonuses and close to $1K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $42K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Female Certified Hemodialysis Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,489 - $46,541

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$11.86 - $19.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,489 - $46,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$107.50 - $1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$24,978 - $42,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$6.83 - $27.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$107.50 - $1,350  
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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$24,978 - $42,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 477
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Fresinius offers the largest salaries in town ($35K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $23K to $45K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $31K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $41K.


Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Patient Education, Acute Care, Phlebotomy, and Dialysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Dialysis and Phlebotomy are also commonly seen together.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $29K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 11%

Acute Care
up arrow 8%

Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$33,000

Dialysis
up arrow 2%

Preceptor
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 17%
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