Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Texas, where they average to around $103K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $69K annually. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $45K per year.
Certified Orthotists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $51K annually; Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists come in second with median earnings amounting to $50K, and Pedorthists rank near the top as well ($37K).
Certifications and Degrees
American Board Certified Orthotists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $63K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $53K annually for accredited Board-Certified Prosthetists. Regarding salaries and education, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — approximately $103K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $108K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Prosthetics Fitting, Orthotics Fitting, and Budget Management.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated, a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage. Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated folks also make good use of 401(a), a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.