Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

Average Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States make around $66K per year. A large number enjoy medical while slightly more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. The majority of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,574 - $91,307

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$41,761 - $96,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $84K.

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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


25 %
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 18%