Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists

Assist patients with disabling conditions of limbs and spine or with partial or total absence of limb by fitting and preparing orthopedic braces or prostheses.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
4,930 8.3 % $27.47 $57,130 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.74 $18.33 $24.17 $32.69 $42.96
Annual Wage (2) $28,580 $38,130 $50,260 $68,000 $89,350

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Health and personal care stores 1,590 $30.68 $63,810
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 1,150 $32.49 $67,580
General medical and surgical hospitals 780 $20.77 $43,210
Federal government (OES designation) 270 $25.75 $53,550
Offices of physicians 230 $23.38 $48,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other miscellaneous store retailers (7) $35.30 $73,430
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 1,150 $32.49 $67,580
Health and personal care stores 1,590 $30.68 $63,810
Offices of other health practitioners (7) $30.50 $63,430
Federal government (OES designation) 270 $25.75 $53,550

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
South Carolina 210 $28.52 $59,320 0.012%
Illinois 620 $22.63 $47,070 0.011%
Oklahoma 130 $20.87 $43,420 0.009%
Tennessee 180 $24.21 $50,360 0.007%
Michigan 320 $28.64 $59,560 0.007%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia 90 $49.48 $102,920 0.002%
Iowa 40 $44.43 $92,420 0.003%
North Carolina (7) $39.55 $82,260 (7)
Virginia 60 $36.71 $76,350 0.002%
Florida 170 $35.99 $74,860 0.002%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Springfield, MA MSA 50 $20.69 $43,030 0.020%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 30 $26.43 $54,970 0.013%
Chicago, IL PMSA 490 $22.84 $47,500 0.012%
Albuquerque, NM MSA 30 $22.80 $47,430 0.008%
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 40 $16.67 $34,680 0.007%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA (7) $37.30 $77,580 (7)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA (7) $34.56 $71,880 (7)
New York, NY PMSA 40 $32.55 $67,710 0.001%
San Jose, CA PMSA (7) $30.23 $62,870 (7)
Houston, TX PMSA (7) $29.81 $62,000 (7)

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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