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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians


Salaries for orthotic and prosthetic technicians vary widely, depending on education, certification, and years of experience. Technicians who have received their certification earn higher salaries than those who are not certified. 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 2019 the annual median salary for medical appliance technicians was $40,690. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,320, and the top 10 percent earned more than $66,860.

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