Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians

Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.


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)
14,570 4.2 % $19.18 $39,880 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.09 $13.61 $17.30 $22.55 $30.15
Annual Wage (2) $23,070 $28,310 $35,980 $46,910 $62,720


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 7,410 2.42 $18.78 $39,060
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,250 0.12 $18.57 $38,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,030 0.26 $17.54 $36,480
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 970 0.16 $17.51 $36,430
Offices of Physicians 510 0.02 $26.05 $54,180

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 7,410 2.42 $18.78 $39,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,030 0.26 $17.54 $36,480
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 970 0.16 $17.51 $36,430
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,250 0.12 $18.57 $38,630
Consumer Goods Rental 70 0.04 $20.05 $41,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $34.95 $72,700
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $30.38 $63,200
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.03 $27.72 $57,670
Offices of Physicians 510 0.02 $26.05 $54,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $24.82 $51,620


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 2,030 0.13 1.22 $22.67 $47,150
Tennessee 1,750 0.60 5.81 $16.61 $34,550
Florida 850 0.10 1.00 $18.14 $37,740
New Jersey 740 0.19 1.81 $21.53 $44,770
New York 740 0.08 0.79 $18.21 $37,880




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)
Tennessee 1,750 0.60 5.81 $16.61 $34,550
Minnesota 680 0.24 2.34 $17.57 $36,540
Utah 320 0.23 2.24 $18.48 $38,430
Maryland 590 0.22 2.15 $17.36 $36,110
New Jersey 740 0.19 1.81 $21.53 $44,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 90 0.07 0.72 $25.68 $53,410
Washington 120 0.04 0.38 $25.31 $52,650
Oregon 130 0.07 0.72 $23.09 $48,030
California 2,030 0.13 1.22 $22.67 $47,150
Michigan 140 0.03 0.32 $22.35 $46,490





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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,390 1.52 14.67 $16.68 $34,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.98 $21.30 $44,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 1.51 $18.36 $38,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.33 3.18 $17.16 $35,680
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 360 0.27 2.57 $13.79 $28,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.92 $20.30 $42,210
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.22 2.11 $17.05 $35,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 270 0.15 1.47 $21.51 $44,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 2.26 $21.72 $45,170
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.19 1.83 $17.28 $35,950




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,390 1.52 14.67 $16.68 $34,690
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 1.04 10.02 $14.04 $29,200
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 0.36 3.46 $12.77 $26,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.33 3.18 $17.16 $35,680
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 360 0.27 2.57 $13.79 $28,680
Winston-Salem, NC 60 0.24 2.28 $18.49 $38,450
Toledo, OH 70 0.23 2.25 $18.03 $37,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 2.26 $21.72 $45,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.22 2.11 $17.05 $35,470
Lancaster, PA 50 0.21 2.03 $18.74 $38,980




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 0.59 $28.56 $59,400
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 1.27 $27.49 $57,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.37 $25.95 $53,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 1.30 $25.84 $53,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.20 1.97 $24.82 $51,630
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.60 $24.61 $51,190
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.50 $50,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 0.76 $23.96 $49,840
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,830
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 1.12 $23.09 $48,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.29 $12.19 $25,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.29 $12.19 $25,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.29 $12.19 $25,350


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