Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Earnings for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.67 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $12.31 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $23.48. Men make up a slight majority of Orthopedic Cast Technicians (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,112 - $60,047

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$12.31 - $23.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,112 - $60,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
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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$26,315 - $52,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $41.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
   
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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$26,315 - $52,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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Orthopedic Cast Technicians who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Wound Care and Casting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Cast Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Orthopedic Cast Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Orthopedic Cast Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $46K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Casting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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