How Much Do Medical Appliance Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Medical Appliance Technicians

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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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45630 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,100 to $33,350 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
IL $27 $55,900
MA $27 $55,530
CA $27 $55,420
MN $25 $52,800
MD $24 $50,690
MI $23 $48,860
NC $23 $47,800
OR $23 $47,790
MO $23 $46,970
VA $22 $46,440

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
Specialty Hospitals $59790 $28.74
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
Employment Services $32340 $15.55

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