The average Certified Hemodialysis Technician in the United States earns approximately $15.28 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Certified Hemodialysis Technicians are female.

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,306 - $52,000  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,080  
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$25,590 - $42,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$12.24 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$16.93 - $28.89  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$300.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,080  
Total Pay (?
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$25,590 - $42,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 706
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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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At the upper end, Certified Hemodialysis Technicians who move into a Dialysis Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Dialysis Registered Nurses is a much higher $64K per year. Many Certified Hemodialysis Technicians advance into roles as Dialysis Technicians or Hemodialysis Technicians, but the median salaries are $2K 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., Fresinius, American Renal Associates, and Fresenius Medical Care are leading firms in the industry. Pay for Certified Hemodialysis Technicians is best at American Renal Associates, which offers a median salary of $39K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $32K to $50K. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will also find cushy salaries at Fresenius Medical Care North America (+$35K), Fresinius (+$34K), and DaVita Inc. (+$33K).

Certified Hemodialysis Technicians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $31K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $38K, leaving little room for growth. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Dialysis Clinics, Inc. ($31K), U.S. Renal Care, Inc. ($31K), and Fresenius Medical Care ($32K).

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 care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Those familiar with Dialysis also tend to know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Hemodialysis Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $40K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Certified Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Clinical Education
up arrow 15%

Preceptor
up arrow 9%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

patient care
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Dialysis
0%

Phlebotomy
0%

CPR
0%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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