Earnings for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States come in at around $18.08 per hour on average. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Orthopedic Cast Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Orthopedic Cast Technicians (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,190 - $63,023
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$27K
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$63K
MEDIAN: $47,888
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$13.81 - $24.45
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$14
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$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,190 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$28,413 - $53,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,413 - $53,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Orthopedic Cast Technician

An orthopedic cast technician is an integral part of a team that is involved with healing bones. Casting and fixing bones is a hard procedure that is the responsibility of a trained professional, but it almost always requires assistance. As this kind of technician, you will work directly with an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedic physician's assistant in order to help with casting procedures. You may also help with relocation and reduction of the broken bone before the casting procedure actually begins.

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Orthopedic Cast Technician Tasks

  • Choose type of casting material and method of casting, based on patient's lifestyle or preference.
  • Monitor patients' vital statistics and inform physician of any changes while performing casting procedure.
  • Assist in readjusting joint or bones in patients under direction of physician.
  • Apply and remove plaster casts for use in patient traction, based on physician's instructions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Cast Technician

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


Orthopedic Cast Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. For Orthopedic Cast Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Casting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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