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Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary

Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States pull down an average of $15.18 per hour. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. Most Certified Orthotic Fitters report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Certified Orthotic Fitters (54 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$25,434 - $47,688
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$48K
MEDIAN: $34,787
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$11.85 - $19.45
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,434 - $47,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
Total Pay (?
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$25,183 - $44,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $19.45  
   
Overtime
$17.33 - $27.09  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$25,183 - $44,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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 report a focused set of job skills. Customer Service and Orthotics Fitting 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $31K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $33K on average. Certified Orthotic Fitters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Orthotics Fitting
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 25%
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