Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salary

An Orientation and Mobility Specialist earns an average salary of $51,091 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$38,790 - $83,071
$39K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,091
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$38,790 - $83,071  
   
Bonus
$659 - $24,658  
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$39,012 - $84,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Orientation and mobility specialists assist individuals who are blind or visually-impaired in safely navigating their surroundings and improving their skills in doing so. They typically devise plans to help patients improve their knowledge of their surroundings and ability to safely move around them. These specialists are often employed in schools to assist impaired students and in rehabilitation facilities to assist other clients, so interpersonal skills are important in this position to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Orientation and Mobility Specialist Tasks

  • Educate clients with vision impairments, the skills needed for safety and independent living.
  • Prepare and maintain client's progress reports and future goals.
  • Analyze and determine client's maximum travel potential using guides and canes.
  • Assist client in body image relation, spatial and environment orientation skills.
  • Assess and record client's orientation and mobility skills.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲19%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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