Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
7,890 6.4 % $33.64 $69,960 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.42 $21.75 $30.13 $41.33 $53.38
Annual Wage (2) $34,150 $45,230 $62,670 $85,960 $111,030


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 2,480 0.81 $37.10 $77,160
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,870 0.19 $34.87 $72,520
Offices of Physicians 940 0.04 $34.38 $71,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $33.45 $69,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 510 0.01 $28.03 $58,310

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 2,480 0.81 $37.10 $77,160
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,870 0.19 $34.87 $72,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.08 $30.81 $64,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 300 0.04 $31.42 $65,350
Offices of Physicians 940 0.04 $34.38 $71,510

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 2,480 0.81 $37.10 $77,160
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,870 0.19 $34.87 $72,520
Offices of Physicians 940 0.04 $34.38 $71,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $33.45 $69,580
Offices of Dentists 100 0.01 $33.18 $69,010


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 810 0.06 0.94 $35.14 $73,100
Florida 620 0.09 1.41 $33.64 $69,980
Illinois 400 0.07 1.17 $32.38 $67,350
Ohio 390 0.08 1.29 $35.29 $73,390
Georgia 390 0.10 1.70 $32.51 $67,620




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)
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.21 $47.75 $99,330
New Hampshire 60 0.11 1.75 $37.06 $77,090
Idaho 60 0.11 1.76 $30.59 $63,640
Georgia 390 0.10 1.70 $32.51 $67,620
South Carolina 170 0.09 1.54 $37.42 $77,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.21 $47.75 $99,330
Nevada 90 0.08 1.32 $44.23 $92,000
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $41.16 $85,610
Indiana 260 0.09 1.55 $40.95 $85,180
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.91 $39.16 $81,450





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.44 $33.22 $69,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 1.99 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.08 1.30 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.34 $29.27 $60,890
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 1.81 $33.93 $70,570
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.90 $41.73 $86,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 1.16 $33.99 $70,710
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.37 $34.49 $71,740
Columbus, OH 100 0.11 1.75 $37.04 $77,040
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.15 2.48 $30.52 $63,490




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)
Dayton, OH 70 0.19 3.06 (8) (8)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.15 2.48 $30.52 $63,490
Toledo, OH 40 0.14 2.29 $33.08 $68,810
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 40 0.14 2.37 (8) (8)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.14 2.37 $19.23 $39,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.13 2.10 $33.16 $68,970
Akron, OH 40 0.13 2.13 $29.19 $60,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 1.99 (8) (8)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 1.86 (8) (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.90 $41.73 $86,790




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)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 0.96 $47.11 $97,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.86 $91,230
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $42.15 $87,670
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.90 $41.73 $86,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $41.31 $85,930
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $40.79 $84,840
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI (8) (8) (8) $38.21 $79,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.07 1.10 $37.79 $78,610
Columbus, OH 100 0.11 1.75 $37.04 $77,040
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.76 $37.00 $76,960


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013