Dental Ceramist Salary

Dental Ceramists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.96 per hour. More than half enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Women Dental Ceramists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dental Ceramists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,991 - $75,503

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$13.28 - $27.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,991 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Total Pay (?
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$29,798 - $62,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $27.34  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $38.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$29,798 - $62,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Dental Ceramist

A dental ceramist is a person who creates dental prosthetics for patients. These prosthetics can include crowns, bridgework, and veneers. Most ceramists do not manufacture or create full-blown dentures. Rather, they work from impressions, molds, and photographs to create imitation teeth or surfaces that both appear natural and are comfortable for the patient when speaking and eating.

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Dental Ceramist Tasks

  • Verify patient's prostheses match to color of natural teeth.
  • Create dental prostheses, crowns, bridges and tooth facings.
  • Create and perform work according to dental prescription.
  • Clean and polish dental prostheses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Ceramist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Dental Ceramists. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. Dental Ceramists see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Dental Ceramists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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Experience Affects Dental Ceramist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 40%
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