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Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

Median pay for Certified Orthotists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Certified Orthotists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$37,410 - $82,399
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,960
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$12.08 - $39.99
(Median)
$12
$18
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$37,410 - $82,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$36,133 - $83,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$36,133 - $83,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Certified Orthotists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Orthotists make a median salary of $70K. Certified Orthotists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 17%
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