Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

Earnings for Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States come in at around $65K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists survey respondents are men (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and over one-half earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,596 - $88,660
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,356
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$14.52 - $52.64
(Median)
$15
$20
$53
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,596 - $88,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,534  
Profit Sharing
$9,100  
Commission
$11,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,525 - $93,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $52.64  
   
Overtime
$37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,534  
   
Commission
$11,500  
Profit Sharing
$9,100  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,525 - $93,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

  • Supervise and train staff who are constructing the appliances.
  • Make and modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prosthesis, selecting materials to be used.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Maintain patients' records.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthopedic appliances.

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Survey results show that Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Orthotics Fitting and Prosthetics Fitting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 52 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $87K.

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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
up arrow 52%

Prosthetics Fitting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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