Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary

Certified Dental Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $20.19 per hour. The majority of Certified Dental Technicians (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction for Certified Dental Technicians is high. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,333 - $76,026
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$33K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,506
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$12.91 - $29.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,333 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
Total Pay (?
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$29,061 - $68,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
   
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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$29,061 - $68,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Certified Dental Technician (CDT)

A certified dental technician (CDT), works with dentists to create partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, bridges, crowns, and veneers. A certified dental technician creates a model of a patient’s mouth, along with a prescription for the types of dentures or other items needed.

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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Tasks

  • 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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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

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 27%
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