Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.29 per hour on average. Total incomes of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $43K. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. In this profession, a fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. The vast majority (86 percent) of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Hemodialysis Technicians. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,243 - $52,654
$24K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $41,019
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$12.27 - $19.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,243 - $52,654  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $2,750  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
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$25,640 - $43,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $19.72  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $28.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$294.79 - $2,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $1,987  
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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$25,640 - $43,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


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Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who go on to become Dialysis Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Dialysis Registered Nurses is $64K annually. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians most frequently advance into Dialysis Technician and Hemodialysis Technician roles even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., American Renal Associates, Fresinius, and Fresenius Medical Care are among the top companies that take on many Certified Hemodialysis Technicians. Salary cannot be beat at American Renal Associates, where median pay comes to $39K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $32K, and the higher end is not far away at $50K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Fresenius Medical Care North America, Fresenius Medical Care, and DaVita Inc., where Certified Hemodialysis Technicians typically earn around $39K, $33K, or $33K, respectively.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $31K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $38K and scope of pay is rather limited. Workers at Dialysis Clinics, Inc., U.S. Renal Care, Inc., and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $31K, $32K, and $32K respectively.

Popular Skills for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Survey results suggest that Certified Hemodialysis Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Education, Preceptor, Acute Care, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. Those proficient in Dialysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, 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 $38K. 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 $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,678

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Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will find that St. Louis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Charlotte (+8 percent). Washington is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Workers in Birmingham and Honolulu earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Clinical Education
▲15%

Preceptor
▲9%

Acute Care
▲6%


patient care
▲1%

Dialysis
▼0%

CPR
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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