A Certified Dental Technician (CDT) earns an average wage of $20.00 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Total Pay (?
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$37,055 - $93,080
(Median)
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61K
93K
MEDIAN: $49,675
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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $29.11
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,055 - $93,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,271 - $66,865  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $29.11  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $43.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$34,271 - $66,865  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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.

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.

Experience Affects Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$44,000
Experienced
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Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.
Gender
Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
51%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 36%
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