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 $14.98 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.30 per hour and $20.44. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,169 - $59,617

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$10.30 - $20.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,169 - $59,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
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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$21,962 - $47,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$21,962 - $47,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $47K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 26%
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