Certified Orthotist (CO) Salary
Certified Orthotists in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $82K per year, median earnings come to $59K annually. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in three. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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.
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Certified Orthotists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. 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 $70K.
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