Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.30 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $26K to approximately $43K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Female Certified Hemodialysis Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$26,179 - $53,198
$26K
$42K
$53K
MEDIAN: $41,759
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$12.33 - $19.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,179 - $53,198  
   
Bonus
$290.03 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
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$25,797 - $43,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $19.68  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $29.10  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$290.03 - $2,534  
   
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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$25,797 - $43,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 668

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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 frequently become Dialysis Technicians and Hemodialysis Technicians even though median compensation is $3K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Known for taking on a considerable number of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., American Renal Associates, Fresinius, and Fresenius Medical Care are leading firms in the industry. Although American Renal Associates offers the highest salaries (median pay is $39K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $32K to $50K. Also paying near the top of the field are Fresenius Medical Care North America at $39K, Fresenius Medical Care at $33K, and DaVita Inc., where Certified Hemodialysis Technicians annually earn $33K.

Pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians is the lowest at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., which has a median salary of $31K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $38K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Dialysis Clinics, Inc. ($31K), U.S. Renal Care, Inc. ($32K), and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa ($32K).

Popular Skills for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Certified Hemodialysis Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Most people familiar with Dialysis also know 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: $32,770

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Home to some of the best pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, St. Louis offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Charlotte (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Washington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Birmingham and 6 percent less in Honolulu, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Clinical Education
▲15%

Preceptor
▲8%

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 78 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 20%
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