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Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States pull down an average of $65K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,103 - $88,539
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$41K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,384
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$14.52 - $52.64
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$53
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,103 - $88,539  
   
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$0.00 - $15,000  
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$40,588 - $93,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $52.64  
   
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$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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$40,588 - $93,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


For Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 17%