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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Optometrists|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .