Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salary

The average salary for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist is $51,267 per year.

$38,602 - $83,805
$39K
$51K
$84K
MEDIAN: $51,267
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$38,602 - $83,805  
   
Bonus
$654 - $24,832  
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$38,885 - $85,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

Pay by Experience for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Orientation and Mobility Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orientation and Mobility Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Orientation and Mobility Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 15 salaries. An Orientation and Mobility Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲26%

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
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%