Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Earnings for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.46 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $12.21 per hour and $23.14. Men working as Orthopedic Cast Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. For the most part, Orthopedic Cast Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,112 - $60,047
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,987
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$12.21 - $23.14
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,112 - $60,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
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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$26,118 - $51,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$12.97 - $40.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
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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$26,118 - $51,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Orthopedic Cast Technicians who took the survey. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Orthopedic Cast Technicians make a median salary of $41K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 5%

Casting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

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
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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