Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

With nearly three-fifths of Certified Orthotists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $84K per year and averages out to $61K per year. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number enjoy medical while more than two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. Most Certified Orthotists survey respondents are men (75 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,296 - $89,389
$35K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,114
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Salary $35,296 - $89,389
Bonus $2,048
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$35,755 - $88,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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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)

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
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 12%
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