Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
8,330 6.1 % $34.01 $70,740 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.60 $22.11 $30.27 $41.50 $54.15
Annual Wage (2) $34,530 $46,000 $62,970 $86,320 $112,620


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 2,640 0.87 $36.41 $75,720
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,060 0.20 $35.90 $74,660
Offices of Physicians 920 0.04 $35.20 $73,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 580 0.01 $29.03 $60,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 570 0.03 $33.39 $69,440

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 2,640 0.87 $36.41 $75,720
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,060 0.20 $35.90 $74,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.08 $32.45 $67,490
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 390 0.05 $34.06 $70,840
Offices of Physicians 920 0.04 $35.20 $73,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 50 0.01 $37.39 $77,770
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $36.98 $76,920
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,640 0.87 $36.41 $75,720
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,060 0.20 $35.90 $74,660
Offices of Physicians 920 0.04 $35.20 $73,210


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 1,050 0.07 1.13 $34.68 $72,130
Texas 620 0.06 0.90 $27.36 $56,910
Georgia 610 0.16 2.49 $33.00 $68,640
Florida 510 0.07 1.09 $35.72 $74,290
New York 460 0.05 0.84 $35.06 $72,930




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)
Georgia 610 0.16 2.49 $33.00 $68,640
New Hampshire 70 0.11 1.76 $36.50 $75,920
Indiana 320 0.11 1.79 $47.47 $98,740
Nebraska 90 0.10 1.55 $31.07 $64,630
Arkansas 120 0.10 1.66 $24.49 $50,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 320 0.11 1.79 $47.47 $98,740
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.79 $40.69 $84,630
Nevada 80 0.07 1.07 $40.01 $83,220
Tennessee 100 0.04 0.61 $39.33 $81,800
Louisiana 160 0.09 1.37 $38.51 $80,090





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 1.76 $34.99 $72,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.14 $32.28 $67,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 2.38 $34.34 $71,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.09 1.44 $21.57 $44,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 2.35 $33.26 $69,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.48 $41.75 $86,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 1.04 $34.01 $70,750
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 1.95 $39.57 $82,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.03 $36.36 $75,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.77 $31.82 $66,190




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.24 3.82 $28.07 $58,380
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.22 3.45 $29.54 $61,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 2.38 $34.34 $71,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 2.35 $33.26 $69,170
Akron, OH 50 0.15 2.31 $23.78 $49,460
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.14 2.29 $33.24 $69,140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.12 1.83 $32.61 $67,820
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.12 1.86 $21.36 $44,420
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 1.95 $39.57 $82,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 1.76 $34.99 $72,780




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $65.80 $136,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $55.55 $115,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $47.13 $98,030
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $46.46 $96,640
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 0.92 $44.74 $93,060
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.64 $42.19 $87,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.48 $41.75 $86,830
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $41.13 $85,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.58 $84,400
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 1.95 $39.57 $82,300


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014