The average salary for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist is $51,091 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,724 - $83,071
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$38,724 - $83,071  
   
Bonus
$659 - $24,658  
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$38,916 - $84,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.

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Experience Affects Orientation and Mobility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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