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Highest Paying Industries for Orthotists and Prosthetists

The top 44 highest paying industries for orthotists and prosthetists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,040, medical equipment and supplies manufacturing is the highest paying industry for orthotists and prosthetists. It is followed by miscellaneous manufacturing industry (average annual salary $71,040). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of orthotists and prosthetists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 44 Highest Paying Industries for Orthotists and Prosthetists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$71,040
2,550
2 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$71,040
2,550
3 Manufacturing
$71,040
2,550
4 Offices of Dentists
$69,430
n/a
5 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$69,000
170
6 Health and Personal Care Stores
$68,890
1,710
7 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$66,650
220
8 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$66,210
220
9 Retail Trade
$65,820
1,950
10 Federal government, including USPS
$65,720
630
11 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$65,720
630
12 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,710
640
13 Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,710
640
14 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$64,590
570
15 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$63,830
400
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,390
830
17 Offices of Physicians
$60,000
510
18 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,340
1,450
19 Outpatient Care Centers
$58,690
50
20 Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,470
2,350
21 Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,870
740
22 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,530
900
23 Educational Services
$56,050
40
24 Home Health Care Services
$55,820
n/a
25 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$55,500
40
26 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,500
40
27 Educational Services - State government owned
$55,500
40
28 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$55,290
40
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,930
520
30 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,520
650
31 State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,080
150
32 Shoe Stores
$51,820
n/a
33 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$51,820
n/a
34 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$48,250
90
35 Hospitals - State government owned
$47,810
110
36 Administrative and Support Services
$45,810
n/a
37 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,810
n/a
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$39,560
40
39 Hospitals - Local government owned
$39,560
40
40 Temporary Help Services
$38,630
n/a
41 Employment Services
$38,630
n/a
42 Wholesale Trade
$38,160
180
43 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$32,560
n/a
44 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$32,560
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for orthotists and prosthetists.