Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $63K annually, with very experienced workers pulling down $95K on average. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $54K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $95K on average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,677 - $91,607  
   
Bonus
$973 - $15,781  
Commission
$11,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,730 - $95,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$973 - $15,781  
   
Commission
$11,500  
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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$38,730 - $95,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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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
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
up arrow 58%

Prosthetics Fitting
up arrow 11%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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