Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary

Median pay for Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States is around $15.29 per hour. The majority of Certified Orthotic Fitters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,000 - $47,688
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$48K
MEDIAN: $34,983
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$11.84 - $19.53
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Salary
$28,000 - $47,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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$25,337 - $45,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$17.33 - $27.09  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$25,337 - $45,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Job Description for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

  • Take patients' body or limb measurements.
  • Fit basic prefabricated orthotic appliances onto patients and make minor adjustments.
  • Instruct patients in use of orthotic devices.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Orthotic Fitters usually report a few specific skills. Orthotics Fitting and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

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


Certified Orthotic Fitters do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $31K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $34K. Certified Orthotic Fitters bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) in Charlotte:
"Education."
Get as much education as you can and read as much information on the field as you can to keep your knowledge up to par. Having good people skills and time management skills is a must for this career.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
0%

National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 24%
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