Prosthetist Salary

A Prosthetist earns an average salary of $64,862 per year.

$47,010 - $91,967
$47K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,922
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$47,010 - $91,967  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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$47,889 - $92,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

Pay by Experience for a Prosthetist has a positive trend. An entry-level Prosthetist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prosthetist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Prosthetist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 14 salaries. A Prosthetist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Prosthetist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Prosthetist Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 10%
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