A Prosthetist earns an average salary of $62,185 per year.

$47,586 - $96,958
$48K
$62K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,184
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$47,586 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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$46,272 - $91,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Prosthetist

Prosthetists create and fit artificial body parts for patients who need them. They are responsible for meeting with patients and evaluating the type of prostheses that would be most beneficial, and they often take molds of patients' bodies at the points which need artificial replacement and create the new, artificial parts from those molds. This process requires much dexterity and precision, and prosthetists also advise and educate patients about their new prostheses and their proper care and maintenance. Prosthetists will also be consulted when prostheses break or malfunction, and record keeping is of great importance in this position.

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Prosthetist Tasks

  • Make and modify plaster casts of areas that will be fitted with prosthesis, selecting materials to be used.
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of prosthesis limbs in upper or lower body.
  • Design prosthetic devices or artificial limbs, based on physicians' prescription and examination and measurement of the patient.
  • Confer with physicians in order to formulate specifications prosthetic devices.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic appliances.

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Pay by Experience Level for Prosthetist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Prosthetist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Prosthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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