Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Salary

Earnings for Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.51 per hour on average. Men make up the vast majority of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians (84 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,839 - $78,297
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$45K
$78K
MEDIAN: $44,911
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$12.03 - $23.54
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$0$78K
Salary $23,839 - $78,297
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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$24,770 - $60,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $23.54
Overtime $26.67
Annual Data $0$60K
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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$24,770 - $60,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

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

  • Read specifications to determine the type of device to be fabricated and the materials and tools that will be required.
  • Make orthotic and prosthetic devices by bending, forming, and shaping materials to prescribed specifications.
  • Fit, test and evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.
  • Repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthotic appliances.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician (O and P Technician) Job Listings

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
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

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

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 23%