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Orthotist Salary

Median pay for Orthotists in the United States is around $56K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most Orthotists survey respondents are men (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage.
$34,360 - $78,278
(Median)
$34K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,329
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$14.54 - $35.75
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$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,360 - $78,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Total Pay (?
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$32,990 - $79,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $35.75  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
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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$32,990 - $79,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Orthotist

The main role of an orthotist is to create medical support devices and appliances and to ensure that they meet the needs and desires of the patient. They work with health care providers to assist patients suffering from deformities, injuries, and disabilities in the spine, arms, legs, or other parts of the body. They often work in medical centers like hospitals, where they can monitor patients and adjust their devices to meet their personal needs. These can be devices such as braces, corrective shoes, or facial appliances to improve the appearance of deformities. They are usually trained as prosthetists, who create artificial arms, legs, noses, ears, or other body parts.

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Orthotist Tasks

  • Maintain patients' records.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify orthopedic appliances.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications for orthopedic devices.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthotist

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. Orthotists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $68K.

Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 7%