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Hemodialysis Technician Salary

An average Hemodialysis Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.74 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.43 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.30 on the higher side. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Hemodialysis Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Hemodialysis Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$18,460 - $44,385
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$18K
$32K
$44K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$11.43 - $19.30
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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 - $587  
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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$23,930 - $42,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $19.30  
   
Overtime
$12.48 - $27.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
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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$23,930 - $42,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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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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For Hemodialysis Technicians, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hemodialysis Technician


Pay for Hemodialysis Technicians is best at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., which offers a median salary of $31K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $25K to $43K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $38K — 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.


Hemodialysis Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $33K. Hemodialysis Technicians see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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