Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

Median pay for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians in the United States is around $15.18 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.26 per hour to $20.53. The vast majority (82 percent) of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,808 - $59,294
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,318
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$10.26 - $20.53
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$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,808 - $59,294  
   
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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$22,006 - $48,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $20.53  
   
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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$22,006 - $48,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $47K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
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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