Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians

Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.


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)
13,320 6.5 % $18.56 $38,610 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.28 $13.73 $17.15 $21.61 $27.91
Annual Wage (2) $23,450 $28,550 $35,670 $44,950 $58,060


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 8,780 2.89 $18.23 $37,920
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,440 0.15 $19.19 $39,910
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.11 $22.24 $46,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 490 0.12 $17.66 $36,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $17.27 $35,910

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 8,780 2.89 $18.23 $37,920
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,440 0.15 $19.19 $39,910
Consumer Goods Rental 290 0.14 $15.60 $32,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 490 0.12 $17.66 $36,730
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.11 $22.24 $46,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 70 0.04 $34.23 $71,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $22.31 $46,410
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.11 $22.24 $46,260
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 40 0.04 $21.68 $45,090
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $20.71 $43,070


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 1,490 0.11 1.02 $20.53 $42,700
Pennsylvania 860 0.16 1.50 $17.31 $36,000
Florida 800 0.11 1.07 $17.43 $36,250
Massachusetts 710 0.23 2.17 $20.88 $43,420
Texas 690 0.07 0.65 $16.77 $34,880




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)
Utah 670 0.59 5.59 $15.89 $33,060
Connecticut 480 0.30 2.85 $18.37 $38,200
Colorado 570 0.26 2.52 $22.42 $46,630
Massachusetts 710 0.23 2.17 $20.88 $43,420
Arkansas 220 0.19 1.85 $16.45 $34,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 190 0.13 1.28 $24.12 $50,160
Kansas 40 0.03 0.26 $22.68 $47,180
Colorado 570 0.26 2.52 $22.42 $46,630
Michigan 370 0.10 0.94 $22.33 $46,450
Minnesota 220 0.09 0.83 $22.25 $46,270

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)
Salt Lake City, UT 640 1.08 10.31 $15.80 $32,870
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.29 12.28 $19.73 $41,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 2.36 $22.10 $45,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 0.56 $17.04 $35,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.53 $16.57 $34,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.13 1.25 $22.85 $47,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 0.49 4.65 $18.62 $38,730
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 190 0.23 2.16 $13.45 $27,980
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 1.65 $16.91 $35,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 180 0.17 1.61 $19.37 $40,290




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)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.29 12.28 $19.73 $41,050
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 160 1.10 10.47 $16.61 $34,550
Salt Lake City, UT 640 1.08 10.31 $15.80 $32,870
Bellingham, WA 40 0.51 4.82 $16.19 $33,670
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 0.49 4.65 $18.62 $38,730
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.39 3.68 $17.46 $36,320
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.36 3.44 $15.34 $31,910
Roanoke, VA 50 0.34 3.25 $12.95 $26,930
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.33 3.18 $19.42 $40,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 2.36 $22.10 $45,980




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)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.18 1.69 $27.92 $58,070
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.32 $24.90 $51,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.77 $51,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.13 1.25 $22.85 $47,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 2.36 $22.10 $45,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.33 $44,370
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.19 1.81 $21.02 $43,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.88 $43,420
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.57 $42,790
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $20.43 $42,490

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.67 $13.97 $29,070

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.67 $13.97 $29,070

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.72 $36,870
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.67 $13.97 $29,070


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011