Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

For Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians, hourly average wages total $16.32 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The vast majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians (81 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,053 - $78,297
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MEDIAN: $42,237
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$11.46 - $22.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,053 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
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$24,185 - $58,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $22.83  
   
Overtime
$13.63 - $32.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,550  
   
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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$24,185 - $58,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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)

Pay by Experience for an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 30 salaries. An Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician)

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 31%
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