Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States take home approximately $15.16 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 $2K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though geography and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Women account for the majority of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$24,563 - $58,175
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$25K
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$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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Certified Hemodialysis Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Dialysis Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $64K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Dominating the field, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fresenius Medical Care South Africa are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians. The biggest paychecks can be found at American Renal Associates — the median salary there is $38K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $25K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $47K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $30K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $40K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Survey results suggest that Certified Hemodialysis Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. Those educated in Dialysis tend to be well versed in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hemodialysis Technician

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


Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 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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