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Orthotist Salary

Average Orthotists in the United States make around $56K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Male Orthotists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,330 - $79,922
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,449
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$14.74 - $35.00
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,330 - $79,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
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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$34,079 - $80,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $35.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
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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$34,079 - $80,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $55K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Orthotists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $68K.

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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 9%
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