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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
7,840 4.7 % $34.12 $70,970 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.33 $23.72 $31.85 $41.11 $50.43
Annual Wage (2) $36,050 $49,340 $66,240 $85,500 $104,900


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 2,900 0.95 $37.21 $77,400
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,240 0.12 $31.92 $66,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 890 0.10 $33.12 $68,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $34.30 $71,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 620 0.01 $28.71 $59,720

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 2,900 0.95 $37.21 $77,400
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,240 0.12 $31.92 $66,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 890 0.10 $33.12 $68,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $34.54 $71,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $34.30 $71,330

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 2,900 0.95 $37.21 $77,400
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $36.49 $75,890
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.02 $34.59 $71,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $34.54 $71,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $34.30 $71,330


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 630 0.04 0.69 $40.78 $84,820
Michigan 590 0.14 2.52 $33.24 $69,140
Ohio 510 0.09 1.72 $29.33 $61,000
New York 510 0.05 1.00 $39.58 $82,320
Illinois 420 0.07 1.30 $39.60 $82,380




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)
Michigan 590 0.14 2.52 $33.24 $69,140
Delaware 50 0.11 2.00 $30.78 $64,020
South Carolina 200 0.10 1.80 $28.40 $59,080
Alaska 30 0.10 1.89 $26.18 $54,440
Ohio 510 0.09 1.72 $29.33 $61,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 630 0.04 0.69 $40.78 $84,820
Massachusetts 310 0.09 1.57 $40.64 $84,520
Virginia 130 0.03 0.62 $40.10 $83,420
Illinois 420 0.07 1.30 $39.60 $82,380
Louisiana 160 0.09 1.57 $39.60 $82,370



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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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 1.76 $40.46 $84,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.75 $38.67 $80,440
Columbus, OH 200 0.19 3.53 $26.82 $55,790
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.10 1.87 $36.93 $76,810
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.15 2.82 $30.23 $62,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 2.53 $36.39 $75,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 1.03 $37.85 $78,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.58 $31.73 $65,990
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 1.81 $43.68 $90,850
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 120 0.12 2.10 $31.51 $65,540


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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)
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.27 4.86 $43.47 $90,420
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.21 3.83 $30.47 $63,380
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.19 3.52 $34.60 $71,980
Columbus, OH 200 0.19 3.53 $26.82 $55,790
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 3.47 $26.18 $54,440
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.16 2.98 $29.13 $60,590
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.15 2.82 $30.23 $62,870
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.15 2.77 $26.74 $55,620
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 2.53 $36.39 $75,690
Akron, OH 40 0.13 2.33 $27.01 $56,170


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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)
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $53.36 $110,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.43 $46.81 $97,370
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 1.81 $43.68 $90,850
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.27 4.86 $43.47 $90,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 0.84 $41.55 $86,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 1.76 $40.46 $84,150
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.71 $80,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.75 $38.67 $80,440
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.05 0.90 $38.19 $79,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.45 $38.06 $79,170


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018