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Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary

The average Certified Orthotic Fitter in the United States earns approximately $15.15 per hour. Most Certified Orthotic Fitters report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. Women Certified Orthotic Fitters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,793 - $47,478
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$25K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,136
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$11.83 - $19.54
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,793 - $47,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
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$25,003 - $44,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $27.25  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
   
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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$25,003 - $44,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Job Listings

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Certified Orthotic Fitters note just a narrow range 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.


For Certified Orthotic Fitters, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. Certified Orthotic Fitters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $40K on average.

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 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 26%