The average pay for an Orthotics Technician is $33,924 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$29,502 - $48,680
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MEDIAN: $35,000
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,400 - $51,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.86  
   
Overtime
$20.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$23,400 - $51,486  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Orthotics Technician

Orthotics technicians are medical professionals who build, adjust, alter, and maintain a variety of braces, support equipment, and even elements of prosthetics for patients who need these devices. Typically, these technicians work with patients who require these devices due to injury, illness, or ongoing impairment. The orthotics can be as simple as custom-designed shoe inserts, or as complex as the components required in prosthetic devices.

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Orthotics Technician Tasks

  • Make orthotic devices by bending, forming and shaping materials to prescribed specifications.
  • Read specifications to determine the type of device to be fabricated and the materials and tools that will be required.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify orthotic appliances.

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Experience Affects Orthotics Technician Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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