Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,860 5.0 % $34.13 $71,000 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.62 $21.98 $31.37 $42.04 $54.17
Annual Wage (2) $34,580 $45,720 $65,250 $87,440 $112,680


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 2,360 0.77 $37.39 $77,780
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,680 0.17 $33.83 $70,370
Offices of Physicians 990 0.04 $34.84 $72,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 520 0.03 $33.48 $69,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $26.32 $54,750

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 2,360 0.77 $37.39 $77,780
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,680 0.17 $33.83 $70,370
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.07 $32.23 $67,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 260 0.04 $28.45 $59,180
Offices of Physicians 990 0.04 $34.84 $72,470

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 2,360 0.77 $37.39 $77,780
Offices of Physicians 990 0.04 $34.84 $72,470
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.02 $34.39 $71,530
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,680 0.17 $33.83 $70,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 520 0.03 $33.48 $69,650


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)
Florida 540 0.08 1.42 $33.34 $69,350
Illinois 460 0.08 1.56 $32.21 $66,990
California 460 0.03 0.62 $34.39 $71,530
Michigan 410 0.11 1.99 $31.87 $66,280
Georgia 390 0.10 1.95 $33.78 $70,260




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 410 0.11 1.99 $31.87 $66,280
South Dakota 40 0.10 1.94 $30.06 $62,530
South Carolina 170 0.10 1.82 $26.32 $54,740
Rhode Island 40 0.10 1.79 $53.97 $112,250
Georgia 390 0.10 1.95 $33.78 $70,260




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 40 0.10 1.79 $53.97 $112,250
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $43.14 $89,730
New York 290 0.03 0.63 $40.63 $84,520
Iowa 70 0.05 0.90 $39.06 $81,250
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.52 $37.72 $78,450





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.67 $30.90 $64,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 2.89 $40.57 $84,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.58 $29.62 $61,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 2.82 $34.91 $72,620
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 1.85 $34.16 $71,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.86 $41.07 $85,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.37 $36.67 $76,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.06 1.06 $35.79 $74,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.85 $40.40 $84,030
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 80 0.08 1.53 $44.18 $91,890




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.25 4.64 $32.97 $68,570
Jackson, MS 60 0.25 4.64 (8) (8)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 70 0.25 4.58 $29.33 $61,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 2.89 $40.57 $84,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.15 2.82 $34.91 $72,620
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.14 2.70 $18.37 $38,210
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.13 2.45 $27.80 $57,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 30 0.13 2.36 $27.45 $57,090
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 1.85 $34.16 $71,060
Dayton, OH 40 0.10 1.89 $51.03 $106,130




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 1.51 $53.97 $112,250
Dayton, OH 40 0.10 1.89 $51.03 $106,130
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $50.91 $105,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.34 $49.52 $103,000
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 30 0.04 0.70 $45.22 $94,050
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 80 0.08 1.53 $44.18 $91,890
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.06 1.20 $41.70 $86,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.86 $41.07 $85,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 2.89 $40.57 $84,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.85 $40.40 $84,030


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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