Orthotist Salary

Orthotists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K per year. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Male Orthotists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,248 - $87,500
$40K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,334
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$14.50 - $36.60
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$0$87K
Salary $40,248 - $87,500
Bonus $2,000
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$33,400 - $83,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $20.00
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $2,000
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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$33,400 - $83,553
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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