Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Orthopedic Technicians do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. New Orthopedic Technicians earn approximately $33K, only slightly increasing to $36K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $41K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Orthopedic Technicians after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $49K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 20 percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.