Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

The average Orthopedic Cast Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.71 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.59 per hour on the low end to $23.93 on the high end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Orthopedic Cast Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Orthopedic Cast Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,985 - $61,015
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,596
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$12.59 - $23.93
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$13
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,985 - $61,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$6,289  
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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$26,612 - $54,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,289  
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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$26,612 - $54,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Wound Care and Casting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

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 beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $38K. 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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Casting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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