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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Orthotists and Prosthetists
Industry profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists
Geographic profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists

National estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,550 5.5 % $ 35.63 $ 74,120 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.09 $ 25.85 $ 33.75 $ 42.90 $ 52.95
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,790 $ 53,770 $ 70,190 $ 89,240 $ 110,130


Industry profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,490 0.80 $ 40.06 $ 83,320
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,990 0.21 $ 33.39 $ 69,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,340 0.15 $ 35.20 $ 73,210
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 830 0.04 $ 37.50 $ 78,000
Offices of Physicians 810 0.03 $ 33.57 $ 69,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,490 0.80 $ 40.06 $ 83,320
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,990 0.21 $ 33.39 $ 69,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,340 0.15 $ 35.20 $ 73,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.14 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
Outpatient Care Centers 440 0.05 $ 38.86 $ 80,840

Top paying industries for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,490 0.80 $ 40.06 $ 83,320
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $ 39.81 $ 82,800
Outpatient Care Centers 440 0.05 $ 38.86 $ 80,840
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 830 0.04 $ 37.50 $ 78,000
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,340 0.15 $ 35.20 $ 73,210


Geographic profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,060 0.09 1.28 $ 32.15 $ 66,880
California 950 0.06 0.84 $ 42.47 $ 88,340
Ohio 750 0.15 2.13 $ 33.79 $ 70,270
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 1.31 $ 36.97 $ 76,890
Michigan 480 0.12 1.78 $ 34.35 $ 71,450




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 750 0.15 2.13 $ 33.79 $ 70,270
North Dakota 50 0.13 1.97 $ 33.46 $ 69,590
Arizona 360 0.13 1.85 $ 32.95 $ 68,540
Michigan 480 0.12 1.78 $ 34.35 $ 71,450
Oregon 220 0.12 1.75 $ 35.61 $ 74,060




Top paying states for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 50 0.05 0.73 $ 55.47 $ 115,390
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.79 $ 49.93 $ 103,850
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.59 $ 44.35 $ 92,250
Maryland 70 0.03 0.41 $ 42.80 $ 89,020
Nevada 50 0.04 0.57 $ 42.74 $ 88,900





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 330 0.16 2.27 $ 32.96 $ 68,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 300 0.31 4.50 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 300 0.05 0.74 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.07 0.98 $ 32.63 $ 67,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 1.49 $ 38.53 $ 80,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.41 $ 45.29 $ 94,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 250 0.09 1.37 $ 33.48 $ 69,640
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 220 0.12 1.81 $ 38.17 $ 79,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.34 $ 39.93 $ 83,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 2.52 $ 36.83 $ 76,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Akron, OH 160 0.52 7.54 $ 39.57 $ 82,300
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.42 6.14 $ 30.26 $ 62,940
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 300 0.31 4.50 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 80 0.20 2.95 $ 28.87 $ 60,040
Jackson, MS 50 0.18 2.61 $ 58.77 $ 122,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 2.52 $ 36.83 $ 76,610
Columbia, SC 60 0.17 2.45 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 330 0.16 2.27 $ 32.96 $ 68,570
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 0.15 2.16 $ 30.75 $ 63,950
Columbus, OH 130 0.13 1.85 $ 30.60 $ 63,640




Top paying metropolitan areas for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MS 50 0.18 2.61 $ 58.77 $ 122,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.41 $ 45.29 $ 94,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.71 $ 42.41 $ 88,210
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 1.16 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.34 $ 39.93 $ 83,060
Akron, OH 160 0.52 7.54 $ 39.57 $ 82,300
Madison, WI 30 0.08 1.14 $ 39.30 $ 81,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.76 $ 39.16 $ 81,460
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Dayton, OH 30 0.08 1.23 $ 38.64 $ 80,360


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021