Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Certified Orthotists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $37K to $85K per year, and the average comes out to $56K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Certified Orthotists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,473 - $84,750
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,358
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$11.88 - $39.84
(Median)
$12
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,473 - $84,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$2,790  
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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$37,099 - $85,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $39.84  
   
Overtime
$0.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
Commission
$2,790  
Profit Sharing
$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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$37,099 - $85,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Certified Orthotist (CO)

  • Maintain patients' records.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify orthopedic appliances.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications for orthopedic devices.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotist (CO)

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $57K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Orthotists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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