Dental Ceramist Salary

Dental Ceramists in the United States take home an average $20.18 per hour. More than half enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dental Ceramists making up 52 percent of survey respondents.

$34,240 - $77,494
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,384
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$13.70 - $26.47
(Median)
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,240 - $77,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Total Pay (?
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$30,415 - $61,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $26.47  
   
Overtime
$17.49 - $38.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$30,415 - $61,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


Dental Ceramists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Dental Ceramists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. 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 9%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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