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Orthotists and Prosthetists in North Carolina

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Orthotists and Prosthetists in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as an Orthotist or Prosthetist?

31.1% Jobs Projection
$74,480 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Orthotists and Prosthetists in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Orthotists and Prosthetists in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Orthotists and Prosthetists in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Orthotists and Prosthetists Work in North Carolina?

270 people worked as Orthotists and Prosthetists in 2018 in this state.

There were 270 Orthotists and Prosthetists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 130 Orthotists and Prosthetists working in it, which means North Carolina has more Orthotists and Prosthetists than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Orthotists and Prosthetists in this state are growing at a rate of 31.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 21.8%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 590 total jobs in 2026 for Orthotists and Prosthetists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 9,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Orthotists and Prosthetists Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Orthotists and Prosthetists ranged from $46,530 to $110,410 with $74,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.37 to $53.08. The median hourly rate was $35.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.04 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.77.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina Metros for Orthotists and Prosthetists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Asheville, NC 40 $73,360

Top States for Orthotists and Prosthetists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Orthotists and Prosthetists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 830 $77,990
Michigan 740 $71,870
New York 570 $76,040
Illinois 530 $77,670
Texas 480 $81,070
Ohio 460 $59,990
Georgia 400 $64,580
Florida 380 $48,620
Pennsylvania 360 $63,610
Massachusetts 340 $71,940
North Carolina 270 $74,480
Tennessee 230 $56,180
South Carolina 210 $60,350
Louisiana 190 $69,490
Washington 180 $70,560
Indiana 170 $58,990
New Jersey 160 $70,100
Alabama 160 $54,800
Virginia 140 $76,240
Arizona 140 $65,000

Below are the states where Orthotists and Prosthetists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Hampshire $84,280
Texas $81,070
California $77,990
Illinois $77,670
Virginia $76,240
New York $76,040
Minnesota $75,720
Maine $74,950
North Carolina $74,480
Rhode Island $72,490

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