Orthopedic Technician Salary

The average pay for an Orthopedic Technician is $17.33 per hour. A skill in Wound Care is associated with high pay for this job.
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$23,784 - $60,288
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,659
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$12.53 - $25.84
(Median)
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,784 - $60,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
Total Pay (?
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$26,212 - $55,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $25.84  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $38.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
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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$26,212 - $55,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Technician

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

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
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Orthopedic Technician Salaries

Wound Care
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Casting
up arrow 1%

Bracing
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splinting
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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