Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary

Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States take home approximately $15.56 per hour on average. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Orthotic Fitters. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,053 - $62,416
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MEDIAN: $34,918
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$12.89 - $21.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,053 - $62,416  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$27,577 - $48,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $21.58  
   
Overtime
$24.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$27,577 - $48,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Once a trained physician has determined the best course of action for a patient needing prosthetics, a certified orthotic fitter works with the patient to customize the medical device. They then helps the patient with fitting, as well as how to properly use and maintain it. The certified orthotic fitter works with both the patient and the physician to learn about the patient's needs, and they work with the patient to instruct them on how to use their new medical device safely and effectively; this involves some initial training for devices such as artificial limbs or supports so the patient grows accustomed to the device and uses it safely. The certified orthotic fitter continues to work with the patient in the following weeks and months to make sure that the adjustment is going smoothly and assists the patient when they have problems or concerns.

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Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $32K, 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 $35K. Certified Orthotic Fitters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)?

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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Key Stats for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Late-Career
▲79%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
▲2%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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