Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.68 per hour. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Men make up a slight majority of Certified Orthotic Fitters (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a little less than one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,427 - $64,314
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MEDIAN: $35,318
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$12.83 - $21.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,427 - $64,314  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$27,663 - $47,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $21.65  
   
Overtime
$23.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$27,663 - $47,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

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


For Certified Orthotic Fitters, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $32K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $34K. Certified Orthotic Fitters see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $48K.

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 42%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

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

Orthotics Fitting
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National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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