Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
7,500 7.1 % $33.62 $69,920 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.25 $23.94 $31.55 $41.05 $50.00
Annual Wage (2) $35,870 $49,790 $65,630 $85,390 $104,010


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 2,890 0.94 $35.50 $73,850
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,320 0.13 $31.39 $65,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 810 0.10 $32.80 $68,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $33.74 $70,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 530 0.01 $28.41 $59,100

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 2,890 0.94 $35.50 $73,850
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,320 0.13 $31.39 $65,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 810 0.10 $32.80 $68,230
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.07 $34.95 $72,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $33.74 $70,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 470 0.02 $37.00 $76,960
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $35.76 $74,390
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,890 0.94 $35.50 $73,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.07 $34.95 $72,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $33.74 $70,180


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 560 0.04 0.66 $33.59 $69,870
Michigan 460 0.11 2.03 $30.29 $63,010
North Carolina 440 0.10 1.95 $34.71 $72,190
New York 440 0.05 0.91 $42.74 $88,900
Texas 330 0.03 0.52 $32.41 $67,420




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 Carolina 210 0.11 2.02 $27.39 $56,960
Michigan 460 0.11 2.03 $30.29 $63,010
North Carolina 440 0.10 1.95 $34.71 $72,190
Minnesota 290 0.10 1.95 $36.84 $76,630
Delaware 40 0.10 1.84 $31.42 $65,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 100 0.06 1.14 $49.49 $102,940
New York 440 0.05 0.91 $42.74 $88,900
Virginia 110 0.03 0.53 $40.81 $84,880
Louisiana 100 0.05 0.96 $40.09 $83,390
Massachusetts 230 0.07 1.24 $39.30 $81,740





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.72 $42.92 $89,270
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 1.32 $36.71 $76,350
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 120 0.12 2.21 $33.18 $69,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 0.88 $38.72 $80,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.30 $32.96 $68,560
Dayton, OH 90 0.25 4.76 $33.33 $69,320
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 1.52 $29.74 $61,870
Winston-Salem, NC 90 0.35 6.58 $27.15 $56,480
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 0.15 2.79 $28.12 $58,490
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.06 1.17 $30.86 $64,180




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 90 0.35 6.58 $27.15 $56,480
Dayton, OH 90 0.25 4.76 $33.33 $69,320
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 30 0.21 3.84 (8) (8)
Fort Wayne, IN 40 0.20 3.74 $27.60 $57,410
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 3.57 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.18 3.36 $30.34 $63,120
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.18 3.40 $30.03 $62,460
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 3.19 $37.45 $77,900
Jackson, MS 40 0.16 2.99 $35.25 $73,330
Reno, NV 30 0.15 2.89 $30.59 $63,640




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.72 $42.92 $89,270
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.91 $89,260
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $40.97 $85,230
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.59 $40.38 $83,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.66 $39.86 $82,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.40 $39.23 $81,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.72 $80,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 0.88 $38.72 $80,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.33 $38.38 $79,840
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 3.19 $37.45 $77,900


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017