Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of orthotists and prosthetists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare orthotists and prosthetists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,600
25th Percentile Wage
$44,860
50th Percentile Wage
$62,060
75th Percentile Wage
$83,870
90th Percentile Wage
$104,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for orthotists and prosthetists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) orthotists and prosthetists is $104,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid orthotists and prosthetists is $34,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,0604.82%11.34%
201559,0701.02%-
201458,4702.21%-
201357,1803.78%-
201255,020--

Compare Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of orthotists and prosthetists in 17 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for orthotists and prosthetists occupations is the offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $72,130. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $38,690). For detailed orthotists and prosthetists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$72,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$71,040
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$70,460
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$66,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$65,240
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$63,860
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$62,870
Hospitals - State government owned
$60,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$59,520
Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,460
Home Health Care Services
$58,420
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,100
Offices of Physicians
$56,990
Outpatient Care Centers
$55,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,860
Offices of Optometrists
$38,690

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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