Pay for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.82 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Orthopedic Cast Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,761 - $64,111
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MEDIAN: $48,903
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$13.40 - $24.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,761 - $64,111  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
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$28,350 - $53,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $24.07  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,350 - $53,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.


For Orthopedic Cast Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Orthopedic Cast Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Orthopedic Cast Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.

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Key Stats for Orthopedic Cast Technician

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

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National Average
$38,000

Wound Care
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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