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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary

Earnings for Certified Dental Technicians in the United States come in at around $20.11 per hour on average. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Men account for the majority of Certified Dental Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. For the most part, Certified Dental Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,441 - $82,550
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,599
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$13.87 - $28.60
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$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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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 (?
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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$30,858 - $70,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $28.60  
   
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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$30,858 - $70,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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 8%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 25%