Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

An average Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.10 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.31 per hour on the low end to $20.44 on the high end. Men account for the majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,169 - $59,617
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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$10.31 - $20.44
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,169 - $59,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,920  
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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$22,108 - $47,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,920  
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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$22,108 - $47,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician)

An orthotic and prosthetic technician assists a certified orthotist or prosthetist in providing artificial limbs to clients, and may assist in carrying out fittings and answering client concerns. Customer service skills are important for this position, as direct interaction with clients occurs frequently.

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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Tasks

  • Make orthotic and prosthetic devices by bending, forming and shaping materials to prescribed specifications.
  • Read specifications to determine the type of device to be fabricated and the materials and tools that will be required.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthodic appliances.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthotic appliances.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $47K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 26%
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