The average hourly pay for an Orthopedic Technician is $18.55.
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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. Orthopedic technicians gen…Read more
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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Technician
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Skills in Casting, Wound Care, Orthopedics, Patient Education and Orthotics Fitting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Technician
An entry-level Orthopedic Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.93 based on 14 salaries. An early career Orthopedic Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.53 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Orthopedic Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.66 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.76 based on 124 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Orthopedic Technician in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 33.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (31.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (22.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.2% less).
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