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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

Average Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians in the United States make around $14.80 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,677 - $60,000
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$35K
$60K
MEDIAN: $34,919
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$10.25 - $20.29
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,677 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$22,378 - $45,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$22,378 - $45,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%