Orthopedic Technicians in the United States take home an average $17.83 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Orthopedic Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Orthopedic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,387 - $59,361
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MEDIAN: $40,751
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$13.34 - $27.27
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,387 - $59,361  
   
Bonus
$800  
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$27,523 - $58,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $27.27  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $41.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,523 - $58,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Orthopedic Technician

Orthopedic technicians are in charge of assisting patients with orthopedic devices and providing appropriate medical advice. These individuals must have strong communication skills to interact with a variety of orthopedic patients and address all of their needs and be knowledgeable of many placement and repair techniques of orthopedic devices. They are also responsible for conducting training sessions to educate potential clients of the benefits of orthopedic devices.

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Orthopedic 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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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Technician


Orthopedic Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Wound Care, Casting, Bracing, and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include splinting. Most people familiar with Casting also know Bracing.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Orthopedic Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Orthopedic Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Orthopedic Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

Orthopedic Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Orthopedic Technician?

Orthopedic Technician in Holly Springs:
"A rewarding job."
Pros: What I enjoy most about my job is the patient interaction. It is a great feeling seeing our patients go home with a smile on their face, looking forward to recovering and getting back to doing what they love.
Cons: I honestly don't have a negative aspect regarding my job. I enjoy what I do and I have a great team.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Orthopedic Technician Salaries


Casting
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Bracing
0%

National Average
$38,000

Orthopedics
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splinting
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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