Orthopedic Technician Salary

Median pay for Orthopedic Technicians in the United States is around $18.48 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Orthopedic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,561 - $60,267
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$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,751
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$13.70 - $26.96
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$0$60K
Salary $24,561 - $60,267
Bonus $50.68 - $1,010
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$28,136 - $58,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.70 - $26.96
Overtime $21.08 - $41.35
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $50.68 - $1,010
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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$28,136 - $58,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 241

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Job Description for Orthopedic Technician

Orthopedic technicians are in charge of assisting patients with orthopedic devices and providing appropriate medical advice. These individuals must have strong communication skills to interact with a variety of orthopedic patients and address all of their needs and be knowledgeable of many placement and repair techniques of orthopedic devices. They are also responsible for conducting training sessions to educate potential clients of the benefits of orthopedic devices.

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Orthopedic Technician Tasks

  • Assist in readjusting joint or bones in patients under direction of physician.
  • Apply and remove plaster casts for use in patient traction, based on physician's instructions.
  • Choose type of casting material and method of casting, based on patient's lifestyle or preference.
  • Monitor patients' vital statistics and inform physician of any changes while performing casting procedure.

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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Technician


Orthopedic Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Wound Care, Bracing, Casting, and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include splinting and Orthopedics. Most people who know Casting also know Bracing.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Technician

Pay by Experience for an Orthopedic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthopedic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthopedic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 70 salaries. An Orthopedic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,508

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Orthopedic Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Orthopedic Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Orthopedic Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Orthopedic Technician?

Orthopedic Technician in Holly Springs:
"A rewarding job."
Pros: What I enjoy most about my job is the patient interaction. It is a great feeling seeing our patients go home with a smile on their face, looking forward to recovering and getting back to doing what they love.
Cons: I honestly don't have a negative aspect regarding my job. I enjoy what I do and I have a great team.

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Key Stats for Orthopedic Technician

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Technician Salaries

▲27%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Technician Salaries

▲3%

Bracing
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Orthopedics
▼5%

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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