Hemodialysis Technician Salary

Hemodialysis Technicians in the United States take home approximately $14.78 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $11.59 per hour and $19.50. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the company and location. Job satisfaction for Hemodialysis Technicians is high. There are far more female Hemodialysis Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,574 - $42,574

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$11.59 - $19.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,574 - $42,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,600  
Total Pay (?
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$24,134 - $42,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $19.50  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$24,134 - $42,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Hemodialysis Technicians who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $55K annually.

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Hemodialysis Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary comes to $31K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($25K) and those starting out ($43K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

With a median salary of $29K, Fresinius provides Hemodialysis Technicians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $37K, limiting employee salary growth.


Pay by Experience Level for Hemodialysis Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $30K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Hemodialysis Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $45K.

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Experience Affects Hemodialysis Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

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
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 17%
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