Certified Orthotists in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $82K per year, median earnings come to $59K annually. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in three. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,310 - $82,998
$36K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,007
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$36,310 - $82,998  
   
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$3,143  
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$36,063 - $82,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Certified Orthotist (CO)

  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Design orthotic devices or braces, based on physicians' prescription and examination and measurement of patient.
  • Supervise and train staff who are constructing the appliances.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications for orthopedic devices.
  • Maintain patients' records.

Common Career Paths for Certified Orthotist (CO)


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Many Certified Orthotists move into an American Board Certified Orthotist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. American Board Certified Orthotists on average bring in a similar salary to Certified Orthotists.

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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.


Certified Orthotists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Certified Orthotists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $70K.

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Key Stats for Certified Orthotist (CO)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
032
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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