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Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

With slightly more than half of Certified Orthotists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Certified Orthotists is $57K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $84K per year near the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Most Certified Orthotists report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Certified Orthotists who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$37,707 - $82,083
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,693
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$12.08 - $39.99
(Median)
$12
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,707 - $82,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$35,909 - $83,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $39.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
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).
)
$35,909 - $83,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Orthotists make a median salary of $69K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Certified Orthotists report making only $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 17%