Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.07 per hour on average. In the world of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $42K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $1K and $1K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,489 - $46,541
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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$11.84 - $19.48
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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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$24,929 - $42,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $19.48  
   
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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$24,929 - $42,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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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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Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who transition into an upper level Hemodialysis Technician position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Hemodialysis Technician makes $31K a year.

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Although Fresinius leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $23K on the low end all the way up to $45K at the top.

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 $25K and quickly nearing the top at only $41K.


Survey results suggest that Certified Hemodialysis Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Patient Education, Acute Care, Phlebotomy, and Preceptor are correlated to pay that is above average. It is not unusual for someone who knows Dialysis to be familiar with Phlebotomy as well.

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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $29K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $33K. For Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 1%

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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