Orthopedic Technician Salary

The average pay for an Orthopedic Technician is $17.15 per hour. A skill in Wound Care is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,000 - $60,496
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,477
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$12.43 - $25.41
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,000 - $60,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
Total Pay (?
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$26,205 - $54,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$8.79 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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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$26,205 - $54,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Technician Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 10%

Bracing
up arrow 6%

splinting
up arrow 3%

Casting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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