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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
9,830 5.4 % $35.01 $72,810 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.88 $25.06 $32.89 $41.63 $51.99
Annual Wage (2) $41,360 $52,120 $68,410 $86,580 $108,130


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 2,570 0.81 $40.49 $84,230
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,140 0.20 $32.43 $67,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,310 0.14 $33.67 $70,030
Offices of Physicians 830 0.03 $32.74 $68,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $35.12 $73,050

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 2,570 0.81 $40.49 $84,230
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,140 0.20 $32.43 $67,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,310 0.14 $33.67 $70,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.11 $33.92 $70,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $35.12 $73,050

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 2,570 0.81 $40.49 $84,230
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $39.77 $82,730
Outpatient Care Centers 390 0.04 $38.14 $79,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $35.12 $73,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.11 $33.92 $70,550


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 850 0.05 0.73 $41.64 $86,610
Michigan 820 0.19 2.84 $36.41 $75,740
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 1.34 $34.12 $70,960
Florida 470 0.05 0.80 $30.60 $63,640
New York 400 0.04 0.62 $34.19 $71,120




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 820 0.19 2.84 $36.41 $75,740
North Dakota 80 0.18 2.68 $32.36 $67,300
South Carolina 250 0.12 1.78 $33.07 $68,780
Louisiana 220 0.12 1.74 $33.62 $69,930
South Dakota 40 0.10 1.47 $33.36 $69,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 70 0.06 0.88 $53.99 $112,300
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $51.37 $106,840
California 850 0.05 0.73 $41.64 $86,610
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.88 $39.97 $83,140
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $39.89 $82,970





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 3.48 $38.82 $80,740
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.27 4.09 $30.99 $64,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.09 1.38 $37.14 $77,260
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 0.41 $39.71 $82,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.09 1.32 $32.39 $67,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.27 $38.99 $81,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 1.14 $34.58 $71,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.49 $62.26 $129,500
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.13 1.94 $30.88 $64,240
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 2.10 $30.88 $64,220




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)
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 80 0.55 8.21 $38.06 $79,170
Salem, OR 50 0.27 3.99 $33.88 $70,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.27 4.09 $30.99 $64,450
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.24 3.61 $33.82 $70,350
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 3.48 $38.82 $80,740
Asheville, NC 40 0.21 3.15 $33.15 $68,960
Jackson, MS 50 0.20 2.95 $59.01 $122,740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 110 0.19 2.83 $30.19 $62,800
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.15 2.24 $36.36 $75,640
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 2.10 $30.88 $64,220




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.49 $62.26 $129,500
Jackson, MS 50 0.20 2.95 $59.01 $122,740
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.13 2.01 $49.86 $103,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 0.41 $39.71 $82,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $39.02 $81,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.27 $38.99 $81,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 3.48 $38.82 $80,740
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $38.68 $80,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.68 $38.50 $80,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.75 $38.39 $79,840


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020