Orthotist Salary

Orthotists in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Orthotists (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,382 - $81,701

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$14.74 - $35.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,382 - $81,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Total Pay (?
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$34,303 - $81,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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$34,303 - $81,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $55K on average. Orthotists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. For some reason, Orthotists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $69K.

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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 9%
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