Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians in the United States take home an average $15.62 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. For the most part, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,161 - $77,566
$24K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $40,984
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$10.56 - $21.77
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,161 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$23,625 - $57,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $21.77  
   
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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$23,625 - $57,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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

  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthotic appliances.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function and comfort.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthodic appliances.
  • 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.

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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 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 $39K. For Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. 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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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