Salary for Medical Appliance Technicians

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Also known as:  Arch-Support Maker, Brace Maker, Hearing Aid Repair Technician, Orthopaedic Technician, Orthopaedic Technologist, Orthotic Fabricator Technician, Orthotic Finish Grinding Technician, Orthotics Fitter, Orthotics Technician, Prosthetics Fabrication Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Medical appliance technicians are required to construct, assemble, test and repair medical devices such as braces, joints and other surgical and medical appliances. This job is not dangerous, but it does require employees to stand or bend for long periods. Vocational training or related work experience is almost always necessary to be considered for this job. Most of the time, an employer will require up to two years of formal on-site job training as well.

A Medical Appliance Technician can receive salaries ranging between $27,100 - $69,850 based on education and tenure levels. can get a compensation of fourty-five thousand six hundred and thirty dollars per year.

receive the highest salary in Illinois, where they receive pay levels, on average, of about $55,900. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they receive average wages of $57,360.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.30 percent nationwide in that time.


Medical Appliance Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services