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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Orthotists and Prosthetists
Industry profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists
Geographic profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists

National estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,410 4.5 % $ 38.38 $ 79,820 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.06 $ 26.79 $ 36.27 $ 46.06 $ 59.63
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,730 $ 55,710 $ 75,440 $ 95,810 $ 124,040


Industry profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Orthotists and Prosthetists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,440 1.08 $ 41.13 $ 85,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,960 0.20 $ 42.62 $ 88,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,340 0.13 $ 33.74 $ 70,170
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 870 0.04 $ 38.10 $ 79,240
Offices of Physicians 840 0.03 $ 32.23 $ 67,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,440 1.08 $ 41.13 $ 85,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,960 0.20 $ 42.62 $ 88,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,340 0.13 $ 33.74 $ 70,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 230 0.08 $ 38.15 $ 79,340
Shoe Stores 120 0.07 $ 23.45 $ 48,770

Top paying industries for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,960 0.20 $ 42.62 $ 88,650
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,440 1.08 $ 41.13 $ 85,550
Outpatient Care Centers 330 0.03 $ 39.95 $ 83,100
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 230 0.08 $ 38.15 $ 79,340
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 870 0.04 $ 38.10 $ 79,240


Geographic profile for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Orthotists and Prosthetists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Orthotists and Prosthetists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of orthotists and prosthetists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,060 0.06 0.87 $ 43.04 $ 89,520
Texas 1,000 0.08 1.11 $ 37.51 $ 78,020
Pennsylvania 700 0.13 1.69 $ 33.52 $ 69,720
Florida 520 0.06 0.81 $ 36.67 $ 76,280
Ohio 510 0.10 1.34 $ 32.35 $ 67,290


Map of location quotient of orthotists and prosthetists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.16 2.20 $ 24.64 $ 51,240
Montana 70 0.15 2.07 $ 34.11 $ 70,940
Rhode Island 70 0.15 1.98 $ 36.02 $ 74,920
West Virginia 90 0.14 1.89 $ 33.43 $ 69,530
Arkansas 160 0.13 1.79 $ 37.18 $ 77,330


Map of annual mean wages of orthotists and prosthetists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 340 0.11 1.43 $ 67.03 $ 139,430
Missouri 150 0.06 0.77 $ 60.81 $ 126,490
Mississippi 50 0.05 0.65 $ 52.54 $ 109,270
New Jersey 300 0.08 1.06 $ 49.02 $ 101,960
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $ 47.36 $ 98,510



Map of employment of orthotists and prosthetists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 1.50 $ 36.30 $ 75,500
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.56 $ 49.60 $ 103,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.13 1.75 $ 36.30 $ 75,490
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 0.96 $ 34.75 $ 72,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.15 1.98 $ 72.57 $ 150,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.51 $ 38.02 $ 79,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.09 1.28 $ 32.89 $ 68,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.82 $ 41.86 $ 87,080
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.16 2.15 $ 33.73 $ 70,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.05 0.72 $ 30.14 $ 62,690


Map of location quotient of orthotists and prosthetists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Akron, OH 80 0.25 3.43 $ 28.82 $ 59,950
Dayton, OH 80 0.23 3.14 $ 31.68 $ 65,890
Asheville, NC 40 0.22 3.00 $ 38.73 $ 80,560
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.22 2.95 $ 35.12 $ 73,050
Reno, NV 40 0.18 2.48 $ 39.14 $ 81,420
Fort Wayne, IN 40 0.17 2.29 $ 33.71 $ 70,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.17 2.27 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Pittsburgh, PA 170 0.16 2.15 $ 33.73 $ 70,160
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.15 2.01 $ 25.89 $ 53,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.15 1.98 $ 72.57 $ 150,940


Map of annual mean wages of orthotists and prosthetists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Orthotists and Prosthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.15 1.98 $ 72.57 $ 150,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.09 1.28 $ 56.24 $ 116,980
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.56 $ 49.60 $ 103,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.05 0.72 $ 48.74 $ 101,370
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $ 47.27 $ 98,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 0.47 $ 47.02 $ 97,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.04 0.59 $ 45.05 $ 93,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 1.05 $ 44.44 $ 92,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 44.25 $ 92,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 0.90 $ 42.03 $ 87,420


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022