Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.42 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.20 per hour on the low end to $23.17 on the high end. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Orthopedic Cast Technicians making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Orthopedic Cast Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,112 - $60,047
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,987
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$12.20 - $23.17
(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 - $1,179  
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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$26,095 - $51,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $23.17  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $41.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,179  
   
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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$26,095 - $51,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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Job skills reported by Orthopedic Cast Technicians are limited. 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.


Orthopedic Cast Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Orthopedic Cast Technicians see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Orthopedic Cast Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 5%

Casting
up arrow 1%

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
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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