Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States take home an average $65K per year. The majority of Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and slightly more than half earn dental coverage. 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 data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,513 - $91,908
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,260
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$14.52 - $52.64
(Median)
$15
$22
$53
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,513 - $91,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Total Pay (?
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$42,386 - $96,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $52.64  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$42,386 - $96,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. 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 26%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 17%
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