How much does a Prosthetist/Orthotist make? The median annual Prosthetist/Orthotist salary is $75,303, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $62,393-$88,364, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Prosthetist/Orthotist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Prosthetist/Orthotist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Prosthetist/Orthotist in the United States is $75,303, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Prosthetist/Orthotist in the United States are expected to make less than $75,303.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Prosthetist/Orthotist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Prosthetist/Orthotist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Designs and fits artificial limbs, braces and appliances for patients with physical disability based on physician's specifications. Examines patient and prepares cast or model to assist with the construction of the appliance and selection of required materials/components. Fits finished appliance to patient and makes any adjustments to ensure comfort and maximum functionality. If the position is a specialist in crafting and fitting artificial limbs, title is a Prosthetist. If the position is a specialist in crafting and fitting orthopedic braces, title is an Orthotist. Generally, ?completion of a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) residency (12-18 months) is required in addition to certification. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description