Salary for Medical Appliance Technicians

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 talent cluster and get scouted 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 expect an average compensation on a scale from 24000 and 36000 based on tenure level. Medical Appliance Technicians will most likely earn wages of Thirty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Medical Appliance Technicians are paid the highest in Minnesota, where they can receive average pay levels of about $68880. People in this career have the highest average potential salary in Wholesale Trade, where they get pay of $46410.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.18 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services