Average Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians in the United States make around $15.61 per hour. The vast majority (89 percent) of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and about two-fifths have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,107 - $77,955
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$78K
MEDIAN: $39,670
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$10.61 - $21.82
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,107 - $77,955  
   
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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$23,743 - $55,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $21.82  
   
Overtime
$26.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$23,743 - $55,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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