Orthotist Salary

Orthotists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Orthotists. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $94K per year, but expected earnings average $61K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Orthotists (83 percent) who took the survey. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Though the majority of Orthotists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,926 - $96,648
$41K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,979
10%
50%
90%

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$13.23 - $38.88
$25
MEDIAN: $25.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,926 - $96,648  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,539 - $94,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.16  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$38,539 - $94,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Design orthotic devices or braces, based on physicians' prescription and examination and measurement of patient.
  • Supervise and train staff who are constructing the appliances.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications for orthopedic devices.
  • Maintain patients' records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthotist

Pay by Experience for an Orthotist has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthotist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthotist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Orthotist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 15 salaries. An Orthotist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 20 salaries.

Key Stats for Orthotist

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 22%
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