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Orthopedic Boot & Shoe Designer & Maker Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$36,874 (USD)

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The average pay for an Orthopedic Boot & Shoe Designer & Maker is $36,874 a year and $18 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Orthopedic Boot & Shoe Designer & Maker is between $31,199 and $43,740. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Fabricates boots and shoes for deformed feet according to prescription and patient's measurements: studies prescription to determine degree of deformity and type of correction to be built into shoe.
  • Measures foot, using calipers, tape measure, rule, and other measuring devices and instruments, and applying knowledge of foot anatomy and orthopedic shoe-making techniques.
  • Discusses boot and shoe styles available with customer to determine customer's desires.
  • Makes plaster cast of foot when exact measurements are required.
  • Designs paper patterns for shoe parts and cuts out leather from pattern, using knives.
  • Marks and punches out eyelets, and inserts and clinches metal rings in holes, using eyelet riveter.
  • Tacks insole on last and draws upper over last with pliers, tacking upper in place.
  • Inserts foam cushioning or arch support material, such as steel, leather, or cork, under insole to support or cushion foot.
  • Sews sole and upper together, using sewing machine.
  • Glues cork, leather, wood, or rubber material to build up extension of outer sole to specified height.
  • Buffs surface of sole and curves sole upward to provide stable walking surface.
  • May fabricate arch supports which can be inserted in regular shoes.
Orthopedic Boot & Shoe Designer & Maker Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Job family population: 7,180

Estimated population of Orthopedic Boot & Shoe Designer & Maker jobs: 527

Rate of error: 7.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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