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Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists comes from commissions — just under a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $66K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in three. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,743 - $90,205
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$41K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,158
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$40,743 - $90,205  
   
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$0.00 - $14,899  
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$41,007 - $95,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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.


Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $57K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $65K on average. For Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $83K.

Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 15%