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Prosthetist-orthotist Average UK Salary & Prospects

Prosthetists and orthotists care for people who need an artificial limb or a device to support or control part of their body.

  • Examine, interview, and measure patients to determine their appliance needs and to identify factors that could affect appliance fit.  
  • Fit, test, and evaluate devices on patients, and make adjustments for proper fit, function, and comfort.  
  • Instruct patients in the use and care of orthoses and prostheses.  
  • Maintain patients' records.
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Prosthetist-orthotists typically work around 39 to 41 hours per week.

As a Prosthetist-orthotist you will typically work between 8am and 6pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
42,968 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
43,772 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Prosthetist-orthotist

Men make 33% more than Women
Big gender gap
  • 56,407 GBP
  • 37,545 GBP
Average salary for part-time Prosthetist-orthotist
Average salary for full-time Prosthetist-orthotist

  • 21,267 GBP
  • 20,513 GBP
  • 26,854 GBP
  • 42,968 GBP
  • 37,545 GBP
  • 56,407 GBP
Pay over time for Prosthetist-orthotist

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 40,832 GBP
  • 40,704 GBP
  • 41,186 GBP
  • 41,760 GBP
  • 42,570 GBP
  • 42,968 GBP

Future outlook for Prosthetist-orthotists

Balanced outlook
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)

Prosthetist-orthotist - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Prosthetist-orthotist and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 43% of people in this role have a Master's degree 
  • 22% of people in this role have a Post-baccalaureate certificate (Awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.)
  • 13% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree

You'll need:

  • knowledge of medicine
  • customer service skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

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Things to highlight for your Prosthetist-orthotist interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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