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 $15.23 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.50 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.81 on the higher side. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians are male. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,087 - $61,534
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,391
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$10.50 - $20.81
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,087 - $61,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$23,248 - $51,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$23,248 - $51,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


For many Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. On average, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $47K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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