Hemodialysis Technician Salary (United States)

Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States usually make around $14.62 per hour. Pay starts at $11.44 per hour and can approach $19.07 on the higher side. Experience level and the specific employer each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. Most Hemodialysis Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Hemodialysis Technician Salary (?
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$18,460 - $44,385
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41K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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Hemodialysis Technician Salary (?
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$11.44 - $19.07
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,460 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,555  
Total Pay (?
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$24,025 - $42,432  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $19.07  
   
Overtime
$11.89 - $28.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,555  
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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$24,025 - $42,432  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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Job Description for Hemodialysis Technician

  • Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
  • Disinfect and sterilize equipment using sterilizers, aerators, and washers.
  • Interview patients to measure their vital signs and weight before and after dialysis.
  • Maintain records of inventory and equipment usage.
  • Explain treatment procedures, in-home treatments and physicians' instructions to patients.

Common Career Paths for Hemodialysis Technician

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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Hemodialysis Technicians. At the upper end, those who move into a Registered Nurse role can bring in an extra $24K per year.

Hemodialysis Technician Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hemodialysis Technician

Though salaries lack room to grow—pay ranges from $25K to just $42K—Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. still offers the highest pay in town with a median paycheck of $31,264.
Fresinius doles out the lowest salaries in town—median pay is $28,571—not to mention workers can only make as much as $38K and scope of pay is rather limited. DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($30,738 and $31,264, respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hemodialysis Technicians do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting at $28K, salaries for Hemodialysis Technicians new to the field show little growth early on, reaching just $33K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Hemodialysis Technicians after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 12 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%
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