Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
7,830 5.6 % $33.99 $70,690 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.94 $22.97 $30.79 $41.85 $53.22
Annual Wage (2) $35,240 $47,770 $64,040 $87,050 $110,690


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 2,550 0.83 $37.27 $77,510
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,710 0.17 $35.50 $73,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 650 0.01 $28.84 $59,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $32.77 $68,170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 570 0.07 $34.22 $71,180

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 2,550 0.83 $37.27 $77,510
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,710 0.17 $35.50 $73,840
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $32.97 $68,580
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 570 0.07 $34.22 $71,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $32.77 $68,170

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 $37.78 $78,590
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $37.50 $78,010
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,550 0.83 $37.27 $77,510
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,710 0.17 $35.50 $73,840
Offices of Physicians 510 0.02 $34.91 $72,620


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 980 0.07 1.12 $35.03 $72,870
Texas 590 0.05 0.91 $27.20 $56,570
New York 450 0.05 0.89 $36.65 $76,230
Ohio 400 0.08 1.34 $33.79 $70,270
Florida 400 0.05 0.89 $37.16 $77,290



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)
South Dakota 50 0.12 2.03 $28.79 $59,870
West Virginia 80 0.11 1.84 $24.85 $51,690
Minnesota 310 0.11 1.94 $35.05 $72,910
Louisiana 200 0.11 1.81 $39.59 $82,340
Indiana 280 0.10 1.69 $45.92 $95,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.90 $49.90 $103,780
Indiana 280 0.10 1.69 $45.92 $95,510
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.52 $42.02 $87,390
Oklahoma 150 0.09 1.64 $40.47 $84,180
Tennessee 80 0.03 0.53 $40.24 $83,700




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.18 3.05 $34.92 $72,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 1.98 $35.63 $74,100
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.56 $39.64 $82,460
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 2.52 $36.03 $74,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 1.23 $31.68 $65,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.05 0.91 $27.43 $57,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 1.06 $24.91 $51,820
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.09 1.48 $37.70 $78,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.97 $36.20 $75,300
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.10 1.70 $42.39 $88,170



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)
Winston-Salem, NC 70 0.34 5.92 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 4.81 $40.82 $84,910
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.28 4.75 $29.43 $61,220
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.21 3.63 $31.38 $65,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.18 3.05 $34.92 $72,630
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.16 2.77 $35.51 $73,850
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 2.52 $36.03 $74,940
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.14 2.36 $33.70 $70,090
Dayton, OH 50 0.13 2.23 $24.43 $50,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 1.98 $35.63 $74,100



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) $66.14 $137,570
Tulsa, OK 40 0.10 1.66 $65.71 $136,670
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $46.02 $95,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.01 $93,610
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.10 1.70 $42.39 $88,170
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 4.81 $40.82 $84,910
Montgomery, AL (8) (8) (8) $40.22 $83,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.56 $39.64 $82,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.43 $39.41 $81,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $39.36 $81,860

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.94 $32.29 $67,170

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.94 $32.29 $67,170

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.10 $70,940
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.57 $69,820
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.94 $32.29 $67,170
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.71 $43,070


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015