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Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Pay for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.05 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.07 per hour on the lower end to $22.78 on the higher end. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Orthopedic Cast Technicians (54 percent) who responded to the survey. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,985 - $60,131
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,618
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$12.07 - $22.78
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,985 - $60,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
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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$25,737 - $51,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$13.25 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
   
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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$25,737 - $51,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 only report a few specific skills. Wound Care and Casting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Casting is often linked with knowledge of Wound Care.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Orthopedic Cast Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $45K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 7%

Casting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%
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