Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Earnings for Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States come in at around $14.69 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $11.53 per hour and $19.26. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and location are driving factors as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Hemodialysis Technicians are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,574 - $42,574
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$43K
MEDIAN: $31,067
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$11.53 - $19.26
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,574 - $42,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,600  
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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$24,078 - $42,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $19.26  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $27.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,600  
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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$24,078 - $42,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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


Although Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $31K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $25K to $43K.

Fresinius offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $37K.


Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

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


For many Hemodialysis Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $30K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $45K on average.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 17%
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