When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($62K per year) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Austin, Texas ($51K), Colorado Springs, Colo. (around $45K), and Parkersburg, W.Va. (about $28K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $72K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Certified Orthotists — their earnings average $60K per year. Orthotists are a close second at around $53K along with Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists ($49K) and American Board Certified Orthotists ($44K). Near the bottom at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated are Certified Pedorthists, pulling in an average of just about $28K.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $63K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $40K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board Certified Prosthetists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $62K annually. Earning a Board-Certified Prosthetist certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $50K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated pays those with a Bachelor's Degree, Biology the most — $52K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Budget Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $90K annually. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one-fifth of Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated's people use it regularly. Operations Management, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Office Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 29 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all workers use this option to save for their retirement. A solid majority of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of respondents report having dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a company cell phone.