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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of orthotists and prosthetists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation 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 $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|
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |