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Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $14.58 per hour. Pay generally varies between $11.45 per hour and $18.87. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Hemodialysis Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Hemodialysis Technicians (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$18,246 - $45,302
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MEDIAN: $31,067
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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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$23,952 - $42,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $18.87  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $27.50  
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).
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$23,952 - $42,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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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At the upper end, Hemodialysis Technicians who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is $55K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hemodialysis Technician


For Hemodialysis Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at DaVita Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $31K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($24K versus $45K) is great.

Fresinius offers the least pay with a median salary of $29K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $38K.


Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

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


For Hemodialysis Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $32K. Hemodialysis Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Hemodialysis Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%