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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians

Earnings

Salaries for orthotic and prosthetic technicians vary widely, depending on education, certification, and years of experience. Technicians who have received their certification earn an average of approximately $3.50 more per hour than those who are noncertified, which translates into a difference of more than $7,000 yearly. Other factors influencing salary differences include area of the country where a technician works, size and type of employer, and years of work experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in May 2015 the annual median salary for medical appliance technicians was $34,890. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,400, and the top 10 percent earned more than $62,160.

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