Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

Certified Orthotists in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $83K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,787 - $83,988
$36K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $62,046
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$35,787 - $83,988  
   
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$3,143  
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$35,625 - $83,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Orthotist (CO)


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Certified Orthotists who go on to become American Board Certified Orthotists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an American Board Certified Orthotist, an upper-level role, pays $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotist (CO)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Orthotist (CO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Orthotist (CO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Orthotist (CO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Certified Orthotist (CO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 14 salaries. A Certified Orthotist (CO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Orthotist (CO)

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 17%