Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

For Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, annual average wages total $65K per year. Job satisfaction for Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists is high. Most Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists survey respondents are men (78 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,474 - $91,604
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$41K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,135
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$14.52 - $52.64
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$15
$22
$53
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,474 - $91,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Total Pay (?
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$41,291 - $96,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $52.64  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
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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$41,291 - $96,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. For Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $83K.

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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 17%
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