Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salary

With the highest median pay of $95K, highly experienced Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists make much more than the national average ($63K annually) for those in this field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $55K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Prosthetists and Orthotists make a median salary of $71K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $95K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,853 - $91,607
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $63,445
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$12.41 - $54.63
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$0$96K
Salary $40,853 - $91,607
Bonus $305.21 - $15,722
Profit Sharing $2,750
Commission $2,800
Total Pay (?
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$39,561 - $96,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $54.63
Overtime $40.45
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $305.21 - $15,722
Commission $2,800
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$39,561 - $96,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Certified prosthetists/orthotists (CPOs) are responsible for evaluating the needs for prosthetics in patients who are missing limbs and interacting with patients to gather needs, analyze the situation, request medical studies and blood samples, and explain the process to patients and their families. They may also design and fabricate prosthetic limbs or apparatuses for patients in need of more mobility and comfort.

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Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 21 salaries. A Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 25 salaries.

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)?

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) in Denver:
"Future of company."
Get exposure to many aspects of the profession whether it be in private practice, hospital, institution and regional location. Find out which aspect of the practice you most enjoy and focus on companies that gravitate toward that direction.

Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) in Memphis:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Getting to travel to different patient's house, hospitals, & interacting with different patients & therapists as well as educating them.
Cons: Seeing that the patient does not understand what kind of device you are providing and they don't follow the directions.

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Key Stats for Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO)

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) Salaries

Orthotics Fitting
▲57%

Prosthetics Fitting
▲11%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 10%
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