When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($62K per year) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Austin, Texas (approximately $51K), Colorado Springs, Colo. ($45K), and Parkersburg, W.Va. (about $30K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated the most — around $72K annually on average.
Earning $66K per year on average, Certified Orthotists receive the most money, followed by Orthotists (approximately $50K), Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists (about $49K), and American Board Certified Orthotists ($44K). On the lower end are Certified Pedorthists at $34K on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $63K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $43K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board Certified Prosthetists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $62K annually) than those without credentials. Board-Certified Prosthetists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $55K per year. The best paid folks at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated have a Bachelor's Degree, Biology, earning $52K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $56K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Incorporated workforce; one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Office Management, and Pediatrics.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For a fair number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a company cell phone.