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Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Median pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.00 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.73 per hour on the low end to $19.38 on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Work is enjoyable for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$11.73 - $19.38
MEDIAN: $14.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $19.38  
$5.82 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $1,041  
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).
$24,933 - $42,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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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.


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 $57K.

Employees at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $31K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $26K and quickly nearing the top at only $40K.

Survey takers who work as Certified Hemodialysis Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Patient Education, Phlebotomy, and Preceptor are correlated to pay that is above average.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $41K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


89 %
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 17%