Dental Ceramist Salary

Average Dental Ceramists in the United States make around $19.78 per hour. Male Dental Ceramists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Approximately half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Dental Ceramists is high.

$30,773 - $76,025
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,585
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$13.28 - $27.34
(Median)
$13
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,773 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$29,746 - $62,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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 - $1,750  
   
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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$29,746 - $62,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Dental Ceramists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. Dental Ceramists see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $50K.

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Experience Affects Dental Ceramist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 41%
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