Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,830 4.7 % $35.51 $73,860 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.27 $25.38 $33.23 $42.31 $52.30
Annual Wage (2) $40,090 $52,790 $69,120 $88,010 $108,780


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 0.93 $39.01 $81,140
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,420 0.13 $33.75 $70,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,020 0.11 $34.65 $72,070
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $34.91 $72,620
Offices of Physicians 710 0.03 $33.62 $69,930

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 0.93 $39.01 $81,140
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,420 0.13 $33.75 $70,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,020 0.11 $34.65 $72,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $35.38 $73,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $34.91 $72,620

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 0.93 $39.01 $81,140
Offices of Dentists 350 0.04 $38.18 $79,410
Outpatient Care Centers 330 0.04 $37.29 $77,560
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $35.38 $73,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $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 830 0.05 0.80 $42.53 $88,460
Michigan 740 0.17 2.80 $36.75 $76,430
New York 570 0.06 0.99 $38.46 $79,990
Illinois 530 0.09 1.44 $38.99 $81,090
Texas 480 0.04 0.66 $39.77 $82,730




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 740 0.17 2.80 $36.75 $76,430
North Dakota 50 0.13 2.10 $32.12 $66,810
Montana 60 0.13 2.09 $26.78 $55,690
Idaho 90 0.13 2.10 $34.96 $72,720
Alaska 30 0.11 1.77 $29.84 $62,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 830 0.05 0.80 $42.53 $88,460
Louisiana 190 0.10 1.62 $39.93 $83,060
Texas 480 0.04 0.66 $39.77 $82,730
New Hampshire 30 0.05 0.87 $39.16 $81,460
Illinois 530 0.09 1.44 $38.99 $81,090





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.10 1.68 $37.44 $77,860
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.21 3.42 $38.66 $80,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 390 0.04 0.68 $40.24 $83,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 1.75 $34.09 $70,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.09 1.48 $36.44 $75,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 0.65 $59.18 $123,090
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 180 0.17 2.78 $36.11 $75,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 1.09 $40.92 $85,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.15 $34.26 $71,270
Columbus, OH 130 0.13 2.08 $28.36 $58,980




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.24 3.88 $35.28 $73,380
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 3.82 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.21 3.42 $38.66 $80,420
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 3.24 $29.84 $62,070
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 3.04 $48.02 $99,880
Asheville, NC 40 0.19 3.09 $34.07 $70,870
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 180 0.17 2.78 $36.11 $75,100
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 0.14 2.34 $30.49 $63,420
Columbus, OH 130 0.13 2.08 $28.36 $58,980
Columbia, SC 50 0.12 2.04 $23.05 $47,940




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 240 0.04 0.65 $59.18 $123,090
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $53.97 $112,260
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 3.04 $48.02 $99,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110 0.04 0.62 $46.95 $97,650
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $43.75 $91,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 1.09 $40.92 $85,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 390 0.04 0.68 $40.24 $83,700
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.21 3.42 $38.66 $80,420
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $38.22 $79,490
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 0.95 $38.10 $79,250


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019