Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary

With a little over a half of Certified Orthotists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Certified Orthotists is $56K annually and can range from $36K on the lower end to $84K per year near the higher end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a half collect dental insurance. Male Certified Orthotists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Certified Orthotists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,410 - $83,469
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,140
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$12.16 - $39.84
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,410 - $83,469  
   
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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$36,180 - $84,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $39.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$36,180 - $84,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Certified Orthotists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthotist (CO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 17%
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