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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,050
25th Percentile Wage
$49,340
50th Percentile Wage
$66,240
75th Percentile Wage
$85,500
90th Percentile Wage
$104,900

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 $104,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,050. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,240
0.92% 5.39%
2016
$65,630
1.83% -
2015
$64,430
0.61% -
2014
$64,040
1.67% -
2013
$62,970
0.48% -
2012
$62,670
- -

Table 2. Orthotists and Prosthetists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of orthotists and prosthetists in 7 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 wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $70,540. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $48,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$70,540
Manufacturing
$70,240
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,240
Retail Trade
$62,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,280
Educational Services
$59,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,650

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 $40,220 to $84,260. The highest paying state for orthotists and prosthetists is Virginia with a median annual salary of $84,260. The lowest paying state is Alaska with a median annual salary of $40,220. For more salary information of orthotists and prosthetists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virginia
$84,260
Illinois
$83,960
South Dakota
$82,440
Texas
$79,200
New York
$78,030
Rhode Island
$74,830
Massachusetts
$74,300
Wisconsin
$73,890
Mississippi
$73,790
North Carolina
$72,890
Minnesota
$72,780
Maine
$72,360
Georgia
$72,170
Puerto Rico
$71,770
Kansas
$71,610
California
$70,490
Nevada
$70,260
Connecticut
$69,590
New Mexico
$69,480
Tennessee
$67,710
Kentucky
$67,200
Delaware
$66,700
West Virginia
$66,620
Washington
$66,230
Oregon
$66,200
Michigan
$66,140
Maryland
$65,960
South Carolina
$62,780
New Jersey
$62,690
Louisiana
$62,610
Iowa
$62,390
Oklahoma
$62,170
New Hampshire
$61,840
Pennsylvania
$61,300
Indiana
$60,360
Idaho
$60,300
Utah
$59,790
Vermont
$58,900
Missouri
$58,390
Nebraska
$57,160
Arkansas
$53,400
Ohio
$53,340
Arizona
$51,610
Colorado
$49,160
Montana
$48,390
Florida
$45,370
Alabama
$44,760
Alaska
$40,220



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