Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Median pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.16 per hour. Total cash compensation for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians runs from $25K to $42K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $1K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Certified Hemodialysis Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,563 - $58,175
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$25K
$38K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,292
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$11.95 - $19.53
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,563 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,526  
Total Pay (?
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$25,159 - $42,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$13.86 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,526  
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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$25,159 - $42,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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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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As Certified Hemodialysis Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Dialysis Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Dialysis Registered Nurses earn $64K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Certified Hemodialysis Technicians include DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa. American Renal Associates offers the largest salaries in town ($38K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $47K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $30K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $40K.

Popular Skills for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in patient care, Acute Care, CPR, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Most people skilled in Dialysis are similarly competent in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

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


For Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

patient care
up arrow 10%

CPR
up arrow 8%

Acute Care
up arrow 8%


Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$33,000

Dialysis
up arrow 1%

Preceptor
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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