Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

The average Certified Hemodialysis Technician in the United States earns approximately $15.44 per hour. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The vast majority (85 percent) of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians is high. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a fair number get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,500 - $53,458
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MEDIAN: $41,403
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$12.41 - $20.06
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$0$53K
Salary $25,500 - $53,458
Bonus $206.08 - $2,891
Profit Sharing $1,500
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$26,009 - $44,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $20.06
Overtime $18.32 - $29.65
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $206.08 - $2,891
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$26,009 - $44,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 618

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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 transition into a Dialysis Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $64K per year. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians most often move into Dialysis Technician or Hemodialysis Technician roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $2K less.

Certified Hemodialysis Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., American Renal Associates, Fresinius, and Fresenius Medical Care are top-notch employers for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in this area. American Renal Associates offers the best pay with a median salary of $39K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $32K and maxing out at just $50K. Fresenius Medical Care North America, Fresenius Medical Care, and DaVita Inc. also offer top salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $39K, $33K, and $33K, respectively.

Salaries are easily beat at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where median pay comes to just $31K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $26K and ending at $38K, range in salary is rather small. Dialysis Clinics, Inc., U.S. Renal Care, Inc., and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($31K, $32K, and $32K respectively).

Popular Skills for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Survey results show that Certified Hemodialysis Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Education, Preceptor, Acute Care, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Phlebotomy. Those educated in Dialysis tend to be well versed in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

Pay by Experience for a Certified Hemodialysis Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Hemodialysis Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 343 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Hemodialysis Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Certified Hemodialysis Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 179 salaries. A Certified Hemodialysis Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,222

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Home to some of the best pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, St. Louis offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Charlotte (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Washington, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Birmingham (12 percent lower) and Honolulu (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Clinical Education
▲13%

Preceptor
▲7%

Acute Care
▲5%


National Average
$33,000

patient care
▼1%

CPR
▼1%

Dialysis
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 20%
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