Orthopedic Cast Technician Salary

Earnings for Orthopedic Cast Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.71 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.59 per hour and $23.93. For the most part, Orthopedic Cast Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Orthopedic Cast Technicians making up 55 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. 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
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
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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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 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Orthopedic Cast Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. Orthopedic Cast Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $45K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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