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Orthotists and Prosthetists Pay Salary

The median annual wage of orthotists and prosthetists was $65,060 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,690, and the top 10 percent earned more than $106,800.

The wages of orthotists and prosthetists vary substantially by the industries they work in. The following tabulation shows the median annual wages of orthotists and prosthetists in specific industries in 2010:

Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing$71,070
Health and personal care stores68,240
Federal government, excluding postal service67,110
Offices of physicians57,660
Hospitals; state, local, and private49,430

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition