Orthotist Salary

Orthotists in the United States take home an average $58K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Orthotists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage.

$40,212 - $83,848
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,224
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90%

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$14.85 - $38.98
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,212 - $83,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$34,976 - $83,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$34.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
   
Commission
$7,000  
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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$34,976 - $83,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $47K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $55K. Orthotists see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Orthotists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $70K.

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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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