Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salary

Certified Orthotic Fitters in the United States take home an average $15.54 per hour. Certified Orthotic Fitters who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Job satisfaction for Certified Orthotic Fitters is high. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,162 - $53,582
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$33K
$54K
MEDIAN: $33,176
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$14.14 - $21.89
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$0$53K
Salary $28,162 - $53,582
Bonus $750
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$29,349 - $47,567
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $14.14 - $21.89
Overtime $24.55
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $750
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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$29,349 - $47,567
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Job Description for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Once a trained physician has determined the best course of action for a patient needing prosthetics, a certified orthotic fitter works with the patient to customize the medical device. They then helps the patient with fitting, as well as how to properly use and maintain it. The certified orthotic fitter works with both the patient and the physician to learn about the patient's needs, and they work with the patient to instruct them on how to use their new medical device safely and effectively; this involves some initial training for devices such as artificial limbs or supports so the patient grows accustomed to the device and uses it safely. The certified orthotic fitter continues to work with the patient in the following weeks and months to make sure that the adjustment is going smoothly and assists the patient when they have problems or concerns.

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Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Tasks

  • Instruct patients in use of orthotic devices.
  • Fit basic prefabricated orthotic appliances onto patients and make minor adjustments.
  • Take patients' body or limb measurements.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 12 salaries. A Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5 salaries.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)?

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) in Charlotte:
"Education."
Get as much education as you can and read as much information on the field as you can to keep your knowledge up to par. Having good people skills and time management skills is a must for this career.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) in South Bend:
"ABC CFo."
Know your stock/products and your patients. You can never be too patient or kind.

Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) in Port Huron:
"Fun."
Pros: The people, the patients and stuff like that.
Cons: The pay could be a little better but the hours are good.

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Key Stats for Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Late-Career
▲79%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%