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 .
|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. 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |