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Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Median pay for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States is around $15.81 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.82 per hour and $22.91. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Orthopedic Cast Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Orthopedic Cast Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,051 - $60,388
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,616
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$11.82 - $22.91
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,051 - $60,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
Total Pay (?
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$25,287 - $51,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$25,287 - $51,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
United States (change)

Job Description for Orthopedic Cast Technician

  • 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.


For Orthopedic Cast Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Orthopedic Cast Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%