The average Hemodialysis Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.99 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the company and geographic location. For the most part, Hemodialysis Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Hemodialysis Technicians (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,866 - $55,149
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MEDIAN: $33,402
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,866 - $55,149  
   
Bonus
$500  
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$24,665 - $43,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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$11.94 - $20.08  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $28.64  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,665 - $43,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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.

Common Career Paths for Hemodialysis Technician


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Hemodialysis Technicians who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $56K annually.

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Hemodialysis Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Fresenius Medical Care North America, where the average salary comes to $32K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $37K — but Fresinius offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K.

Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Key Stats for Hemodialysis Technician

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Dialysis
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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