Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,100 4.5 % $33.63 $69,960 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.90 $23.01 $30.98 $40.99 $51.71
Annual Wage (2) $35,160 $47,870 $64,430 $85,260 $107,550


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,450 0.80 $36.34 $75,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,500 0.14 $32.72 $68,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 710 0.09 $32.63 $67,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $33.03 $68,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 570 0.01 $27.08 $56,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,450 0.80 $36.34 $75,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,500 0.14 $32.72 $68,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 710 0.09 $32.63 $67,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $34.21 $71,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $33.03 $68,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,450 0.80 $36.34 $75,590
Outpatient Care Centers 50 0.01 $36.22 $75,340
Offices of Physicians 570 0.02 $35.35 $73,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $34.21 $71,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $33.03 $68,700


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 580 0.04 0.73 $32.96 $68,560
Ohio 470 0.09 1.73 $28.11 $58,460
New York 410 0.05 0.89 $36.50 $75,930
Michigan 410 0.10 1.92 $28.98 $60,270
North Carolina 390 0.09 1.81 $32.72 $68,050



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 50 0.13 2.52 $28.81 $59,930
Minnesota 300 0.11 2.07 $35.20 $73,210
Louisiana 220 0.11 2.19 $40.01 $83,230
Mississippi 110 0.10 1.88 (8) (8)
Michigan 410 0.10 1.92 $28.98 $60,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 40 0.05 1.05 $49.37 $102,680
Oklahoma 130 0.08 1.58 $43.88 $91,270
Tennessee 80 0.03 0.56 $42.28 $87,940
Indiana 230 0.08 1.54 $41.84 $87,040
Louisiana 220 0.11 2.19 $40.01 $83,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 1.14 $34.18 $71,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.03 0.62 $37.50 $78,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.97 $35.80 $74,470
Columbus, OH 180 0.18 3.57 $24.30 $50,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 2.76 $36.43 $75,770
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.21 $35.76 $74,370
Winston-Salem, NC 90 0.37 7.16 $23.97 $49,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.04 0.74 $33.89 $70,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.08 1.47 $36.58 $76,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 1.07 $30.92 $64,320



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.55 10.74 $28.04 $58,330
Winston-Salem, NC 90 0.37 7.16 $23.97 $49,860
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.27 5.21 $28.16 $58,580
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.24 4.57 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 60 0.24 4.58 $40.56 $84,360
Columbus, OH 180 0.18 3.57 $24.30 $50,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 2.76 $36.43 $75,770
Toledo, OH 40 0.13 2.52 $28.28 $58,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.13 2.61 $34.33 $71,410
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.11 2.18 $37.61 $78,230



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $67.35 $140,090
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $51.73 $107,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $45.39 $94,410
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $44.48 $92,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 60 0.05 0.93 $41.04 $85,350
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $40.88 $85,040
Jackson, MS 60 0.24 4.58 $40.56 $84,360
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.11 2.18 $37.61 $78,230
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.03 0.62 $37.50 $78,010
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.35 $77,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 10.97 $34.85 $72,480
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 7.88 $29.15 $60,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 10.97 $34.85 $72,480
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 7.88 $29.15 $60,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 10.97 $34.85 $72,480
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.81 $68,240
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 7.88 $29.15 $60,630


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016