Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Orthopedic Technicians can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Starting at $33K, salaries for Orthopedic Technicians new to the field show little growth early on, reaching just $36K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $41K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Orthopedic Technicians tend to earn $49K at this point in time. 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 about one-fifth. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.