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Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Average Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States make around $15.81 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.86 per hour, and the top verges on $22.35. Male Orthopedic Cast Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Orthopedic Cast Technicians is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,855 - $60,215
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,616
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$11.86 - $22.35
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,855 - $60,215  
   
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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$25,349 - $50,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.35  
   
Overtime
$13.43 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$25,349 - $50,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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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Orthopedic Cast Technicians report a focused set of job skills. 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Orthopedic Cast Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Orthopedic Cast Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $45K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Cast Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Casting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%