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Orthotist Salary

Median pay for Orthotists in the United States is around $56K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Orthotists are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Orthotists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,973 - $80,140
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,277
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$14.74 - $35.00
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,973 - $80,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$33,990 - $80,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $35.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$33,990 - $80,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. For Orthotists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $69K.

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Experience Affects Orthotist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

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
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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