Orthotists and Prosthetist Salary

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How Much Do Orthotists and Prosthetists Make?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that orthotists and prosthetists make a median annual income of $75,440 or $36 per hour. The lowest 10% of orthotists and prosthetists earned less than $41,730 and the highest 10% earned more than $124,040.

Do Orthotists and Prosthetists Get Paid Well?

Orthotists and Prosthetists are paid well—they earn more than the average worker in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for orthotists and prosthetists is $75,440 per year. This is 80 percent more than the average salary for all occupations, which is $45,760.

How Much Do Orthotists and Prosthetists Make Starting Out?

The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for orthotists and prosthetists just starting out, but the bottom 25% of orthotists and prosthetists earn $55,710 each year according to the BLS.

How Many Orthotists and Prosthetists Are There In The United States?

In 2021, there were 10,100 orthotists and prosthetists in the United States. The BLS predicts the number of orthotists and prosthetists will increase by 18 percent, approximately 1,900 jobs, by 2030.

Where Can Orthotists and Prosthetists Earn The Most?

Orthotists and Prosthetists' salaries depend on location and work setting. According to the BLS, orthotists and prosthetists earn the most in the following industries: medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, offices of other health practitioners and health and personal care stores. The metropolitan areas with the highest pay for orthotists and prosthetists are:

  1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - $150,940
  2. Kansas City, MO-KS - $116,980
  3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA - $103,180

How Much Do Orthotists and Prosthetists Earn In Each State?

The table below compares orthotist and prosthetists salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of orthotists and prosthetists in each state as well as the number of orthotists and prosthetists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Orthotists and Prosthetist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Maryland
$95,110
70
0.028
Nevada
$92,070
50
0.039
New Jersey
$86,040
150
0.041
Rhode Island
$84,200
30
0.078
California
$83,460
950
0.058
New York
$79,330
330
0.037
Minnesota
$79,040
150
0.054
Maine
$78,820
30
0.059
Indiana
$78,360
200
0.069
Washington
$76,510
160
0.051
Pennsylvania
$75,770
500
0.090
New Hampshire
$73,640
50
0.076
Florida
$72,970
430
0.051
Massachusetts
$72,930
230
0.069
Wisconsin
$72,780
220
0.082
Idaho
$72,550
70
0.094
Virginia
$70,990
260
0.070
Kansas
$70,410
50
0.041
Michigan
$70,290
480
0.122
Oregon
$69,900
220
0.120
Georgia
$69,340
330
0.077
Hawaii
$68,870
40
0.065
Illinois
$68,050
360
0.065
Missouri
$67,910
80
0.030
North Dakota
$67,610
50
0.135
North Carolina
$66,660
250
0.059
Louisiana
$65,870
190
0.104
Iowa
$65,790
40
0.027
Alabama
$64,170
60
0.033
Oklahoma
$64,010
90
0.056
Arkansas
$64,000
70
0.061
Ohio
$62,940
750
0.147
Texas
$62,660
1060
0.088
Kentucky
$60,800
120
0.066
Arizona
$60,300
360
0.127
Colorado
$60,250
150
0.056
Tennessee
$59,410
190
0.065
Montana
$59,130
-
-
South Carolina
$57,440
240
0.117
Puerto Rico
$38,070
-
-
Connecticut
$109,520
80
0.054
Mississippi
$108,930
50
0.050