Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

An average Certified Prosthetist or Orthotist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and over one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists is high. Male Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,000 - $88,852
MEDIAN: $65,654

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$42,000 - $88,852  
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$41,572 - $93,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $85K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 17%