National » Healthcare Practitioners and Technical » Orthotists and Prosthetists

Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary Information

The salary statistics of orthotists and prosthetists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of orthotists and prosthetists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The orthotists and prosthetists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,870
25th Percentile Wage
$49,790
50th Percentile Wage
$65,630
75th Percentile Wage
$85,390
90th Percentile Wage
$104,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for orthotists and prosthetists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) orthotists and prosthetists is $104,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,870. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,6301.83%4.51%
201564,4300.61%-
201464,0401.67%-
201362,9700.48%-
201262,670--

Table 2. Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of orthotists and prosthetists in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for orthotists and prosthetists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $69,460. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $59,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$69,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,240
Wholesale Trade
$66,780
Retail Trade
$63,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,060
Educational Services
$59,240

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Orthotists and Prosthetists by States

From the above tables we note that not only orthotists and prosthetists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,310 to $84,990. The highest paying state for orthotists and prosthetists is New York with a median annual salary of $84,990. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,310. For more salary information of orthotists and prosthetists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$84,990
Georgia
$84,910
Virginia
$83,800
Illinois
$83,720
Mississippi
$83,490
Rhode Island
$74,830
Alabama
$73,980
New Jersey
$73,730
Wisconsin
$73,700
Minnesota
$72,980
Maine
$72,360
Massachusetts
$70,970
Maryland
$70,040
Oregon
$68,770
Tennessee
$68,560
California
$68,450
Utah
$68,320
Connecticut
$67,630
South Carolina
$66,450
Kansas
$66,340
North Carolina
$65,630
Washington
$65,450
Texas
$65,270
Iowa
$65,080
Florida
$63,200
Michigan
$62,540
Oklahoma
$62,170
Indiana
$62,070
Nevada
$61,850
New Hampshire
$61,840
Kentucky
$60,990
Louisiana
$59,890
Pennsylvania
$59,350
Idaho
$58,600
Nebraska
$56,070
Ohio
$55,200
Missouri
$55,190
Colorado
$49,550
Arizona
$44,020
West Virginia
$38,900
Puerto Rico
$35,310



Related:

Highest paying states for orthotists and prosthetists

Highest paying cities for orthotists and prosthetists

Highest paying industries for orthotists and prosthetists.