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 stores||68,240|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||67,110|
|Offices of physicians||57,660|
|Hospitals; state, local, and private||49,430|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition