Salary for Orthotists and Prosthetists

Also known as:  American Board Certified Orthotist, Artificial Limb Fitter, Certified Orthotic Fitter, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist, Licensed Prosthetist, Orthotic/Prosthetic Practitioner, Orthotist, Pedorthist, Prosthetist

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Orthotists and prosthetists meet with patients and discuss patient requirements for prosthetics and orthotics. They use a combination of medical prescriptions and patient goals to design, fit, mold, and adjust orthotic and prosthetic devices. These professionals may user laser imaging and/or plaster casting to obtain precise measurements of patients, and select materials appropriate to the form and function requirements for individual patients' devices. They may also service and repair orthotics and prosthetics. Most professionals in this field hold Master's degrees.

An Orthotist or Prosthetist will normally receive a salary ranging from 56000 and 84000 based on experience. Orthotists and Prosthetists earn a salary of Seventy Thousand dollars per annum.

Orthotists and Prosthetists are paid at the highest average level in Iowa, where they can receive average job salaries of close to $94420. They receive the highest compensation in Manufacturing, where they can receive wages of $77430.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.41 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Orthotists and Prosthetists tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $77,430
Manufacturing $77,200
Public Administration $68,120
Retail Trade $67,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $60,490
Educational Services $44,490
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $44,490
Health Care and Social Assistance $60,490
Retail Trade $67,660
Public Administration $68,120
Manufacturing $77,200
Wholesale Trade $77,430
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