Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Certified Orthotists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $82K per year, and the average comes out to $58K annually. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and over one-half earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,372 - $82,433
$35K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,023
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Salary $35,372 - $82,433
Bonus $2,500
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$35,168 - $81,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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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For Certified Orthotists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Certified Orthotists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like American Board Certified Orthotist.

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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 3 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 16%
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