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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary

An average Certified Dental Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.23 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Certified Dental Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Certified Dental Technicians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,441 - $82,550
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$33K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,599
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$13.54 - $29.07
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$14
$20
$29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,441 - $82,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
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$30,342 - $71,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $29.07  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $45.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,342 - $71,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Certified Dental Technician (CDT)

  • Create partial, full dentures, crowns and veneers.
  • Create and perform work according to dental prescription.
  • Adjust molds of patient's teeth and verify accuracy.
  • Create oral constructs for dental restorations, prostheses and appliances.
  • Verify the conformance to prescription specs by using articulator.

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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Dental Technician (CDT)?

Certified Dental Technician (CDT) in San Francisco:
"Pay Scale For Tim Foley, CDT."
Pros: Producing Ceramic dental appliances. Case design of implant bridges. Patient satisfaction.
Cons: Stress level. Dissatisfaction of owner. Having owner of the lab standing over my shoulder. Delivery dates arbitrarily set. Rush cases. The long commute. Working environment conditions. Dust.

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Experience Affects Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 26%
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