Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary
Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States pull down an average of $15.50 per hour. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent.
|Salary||$27,744 - $53,582|
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|Hourly Rate||$13.20 - $21.82|
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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.Read More...
To become a certified orthotic fitter, a high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum educational requirement. An associate's degree in a relevant field may be needed to advance within the field. Accreditation from an organization such as the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education is needed to be a certified orthotic fitter.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)
Pay by Experience for a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 12 salaries. A Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5 salaries.
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