Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

For Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians, hourly average wages total $15.59 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The vast majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,053 - $78,297
$24K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $41,127
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$10.62 - $21.90
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MEDIAN: $15.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,053 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$23,655 - $57,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $21.90  
   
Overtime
$13.63 - $32.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
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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$23,655 - $57,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $53K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician)

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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