2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Medical Appliance Technicians construct, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Medical Appliance Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,100 to $33,350 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Medical Appliance Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$34||$69,850|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$26||$54,240|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$41,750|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,350|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$27,100|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Medical Appliance Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like IL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at IL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Medical Appliance Technicians are in the states of IL, MA, CA, MN and MD.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$58750||$28.24|
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$48620||$23.38|
|Offices of Physicians||$48540||$23.34|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||$47850||$23.01|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$47570||$22.87|
|Rental and Leasing Services||$47460||$22.82|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$45830||$22.03|
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing||$45750||$22.00|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$42830||$20.59|
|Health and Personal Care Stores||$40160||$19.31|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$39030||$18.76|