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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary (United States)

A Certified Dental Technician (CDT) earns an average wage of $20.22 per hour.
Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary (?
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$35,353 - $98,353
(Median)
35K
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98K
MEDIAN: $51,506
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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary (?
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$13.74 - $29.27
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,353 - $98,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$32,401 - $76,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $29.27  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$32,401 - $76,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 10%
National Average
$45,000
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 31%