Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

For Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, higher-than-average salaries are found among late-career workers, where employees bring in around $95K relative to the national average of $63K annually for others in this line of work. The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. 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 $95K. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,918 - $91,716
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$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,690
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$12.41 - $54.63
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$0$96K
Salary $40,918 - $91,716
Bonus $979 - $15,659
Profit Sharing $2,750
Commission $2,800
Total Pay (?
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$39,609 - $96,706
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $54.63
Overtime $40.69
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $979 - $15,659
Commission $2,800
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$39,609 - $96,706
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Certified prosthetists/orthotists (CPOs) are responsible for evaluating the needs for prosthetics in patients who are missing limbs and interacting with patients to gather needs, analyze the situation, request medical studies and blood samples, and explain the process to patients and their families. They may also design and fabricate prosthetic limbs or apparatuses for patients in need of more mobility and comfort.

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Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Tasks

  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications for orthopedic or prosthetic devices.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthopedic appliances.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses.
  • Design orthopedic and prosthetic devices, based on physicians' prescription and examination and measurement of patient.
  • Make and modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prosthesis, selecting materials to be used.

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

Pay by Experience for a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 21 salaries. A Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 25 salaries.

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)?

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) in Denver:
"Future of company."
Get exposure to many aspects of the profession whether it be in private practice, hospital, institution and regional location. Find out which aspect of the practice you most enjoy and focus on companies that gravitate toward that direction.

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) in Memphis:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Getting to travel to different patient's house, hospitals, & interacting with different patients & therapists as well as educating them.
Cons: Seeing that the patient does not understand what kind of device you are providing and they don't follow the directions.

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Key Stats for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
▲58%

Prosthetics Fitting
▲12%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 11%
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