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Dental Ceramist Salary

Dental Ceramists in the United States take home approximately $19.88 per hour on average. More than half enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Women Dental Ceramists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.
$31,200 - $75,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,139
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$14.41 - $27.67
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,200 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
Total Pay (?
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$30,441 - $63,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $27.67  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$30,441 - $63,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
United States (change)

Job Description for Dental Ceramist

Dental work is more than just fillings and cleanings. It also involves the creation and installation of dental prosthetics. Dental ceramists create the prosthetics that will be installed in patients' mouths, such as crowns, dentures, bridges, replacement teeth, tooth facings, and any other artificial teeth pieces. To accomplish this, molds are taken of the patients' mouths; should a tooth be missing or damaged, the tooth will be recreated. Dental ceramists need training in a vocational school for dental ceramic certification, an associate's degree in a dental laboratory technology program, or direct experience in a dentist's laboratory.

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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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Experience Affects Dental Ceramist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 41%