Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
5,940 5.1 % $33.14 $68,930 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.20 $21.58 $31.28 $41.24 $51.34
Annual Wage (2) $33,690 $44,890 $65,060 $85,770 $106,800


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 2,150 0.71 $37.12 $77,200
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,210 0.12 $32.84 $68,300
Offices of Physicians 730 0.03 $31.73 $66,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 510 0.03 $33.08 $68,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 500 0.01 $25.10 $52,210

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 2,150 0.71 $37.12 $77,200
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,210 0.12 $32.84 $68,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.06 $30.96 $64,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 270 0.04 $26.76 $55,670
Offices of Physicians 730 0.03 $31.73 $66,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.02 $37.12 $77,220
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,150 0.71 $37.12 $77,200
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.02 $33.37 $69,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 510 0.03 $33.08 $68,810
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,210 0.12 $32.84 $68,300


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)
Michigan 390 0.10 2.23 $26.97 $56,090
Florida 380 0.05 1.14 $31.72 $65,970
California 360 0.03 0.56 $33.82 $70,340
Ohio 350 0.07 1.50 $37.29 $77,560
New York 340 0.04 0.86 $35.92 $74,710




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)
Rhode Island 50 0.11 2.40 $48.73 $101,360
Nevada 120 0.11 2.29 $37.11 $77,180
Michigan 390 0.10 2.23 $26.97 $56,090
South Carolina 180 0.10 2.21 $26.85 $55,860
South Dakota 40 0.10 2.08 $30.95 $64,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 50 0.11 2.40 $48.73 $101,360
Iowa 60 0.04 0.81 $45.39 $94,420
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $43.10 $89,650
New Hampshire 30 0.05 1.16 $41.59 $86,510
Ohio 350 0.07 1.50 $37.29 $77,560

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-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 1.03 $33.59 $69,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.58 $30.44 $63,310
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 2.66 $32.98 $68,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 1.52 $28.70 $59,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 1.52 $31.45 $65,420
San Antonio, TX 100 0.13 2.68 $31.62 $65,770
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.10 2.06 $45.60 $94,850
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 90 0.32 6.85 $28.11 $58,470
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 1.73 $20.74 $43,140
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 80 0.10 2.21 $34.85 $72,480




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)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 90 0.32 6.85 $28.11 $58,470
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.24 5.14 $31.39 $65,300
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.14 3.00 $17.43 $36,250
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.13 2.87 $25.94 $53,950
San Antonio, TX 100 0.13 2.68 $31.62 $65,770
Dayton, OH 40 0.13 2.68 $34.99 $72,770
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 2.66 $32.98 $68,600
Jackson, MS 30 0.12 2.66 $42.52 $88,440
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 80 0.10 2.21 $34.85 $72,480
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.10 2.12 $48.63 $101,150




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $50.52 $105,080
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $49.98 $103,950
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.10 2.12 $48.63 $101,150
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 50 0.06 1.20 $46.33 $96,360
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.10 2.06 $45.60 $94,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.03 $93,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.30 $90,070
Jackson, MS 30 0.12 2.66 $42.52 $88,440
Columbus, OH 50 0.06 1.29 $37.78 $78,590
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $36.96 $76,870


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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