The average full-time salary for orientation and mobility specialists is $46,564. Starting salaries generally fall in the $25-$30,000 range. Salaries vary with experience, education, certification, and employer.
For_example, specialists who work within a school system usually are on the same salary scale as that of other teachers in the system. Specialists who work with private clients work mostly for an hourly rate or by the session. Generally, salaries paid by private agencies are more competitive than those offered by public institutions.
In general, orientation and mobility specialists work forty hours a week. Those who work in schools may also participate in meetings and other activities, during and after the school day. Many also work part-time. When working with private clients, they may adjust their hours for the convenience of the clients. The length of time they spend with each client varies with the needs of the client. The total amount of time devoted to each client varies with individual needs.
Benefits often include medical and life insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, and a retirement plan. Other benefits may include reimbursement for mileage and other work related expenses. Those who work part-time or are self-employed do not receive benefits and must provide for their own insurance.