Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary
Certified Orthotists in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $83K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$35,787 - $83,988|
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|$35,625 - $83,158|
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.
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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Orthotists make a median salary of $67K. 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 $69K.
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