Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

Certified Orthotists in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $37K to $85K per year, median earnings come to $57K annually. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-half collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,076 - $83,484

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$12.08 - $39.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,076 - $83,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,071 - $84,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $39.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,000  
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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$37,071 - $84,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. Certified Orthotists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $71K.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 17%
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