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Hemodialysis Technician Salary

A Hemodialysis Technician earns an average wage of $14.72 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,246 - $45,302
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,067
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$11.36 - $19.20
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,246 - $45,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $2,578  
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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$23,884 - $42,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $19.20  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
   
Profit Sharing
$778 - $2,578  
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).
)
$23,884 - $42,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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Job Description for Hemodialysis Technician

Hemodialysis technicians work primarily in dialysis centers and clinics alongside other medical staff, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and other specialists. They perform dialysis treatment for patients in line with facility requirements and state and federal law; this includes stopping dialysis treatment when needed. Hemodialysis technicians must be able to monitor patients' health status to determine if problems are occurring, which includes interviewing patients and collecting health-related data. They are also responsible for educating patients who undergo home dialysis in how to operate their machines, perform routine maintenance, and troubleshoot everyday problems. Additionally, they perform general dialysis-related maintenance care for patients, such as maintaining fistulas, shunts, and catheters.

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Hemodialysis Technician Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

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

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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%