Dental Ceramist Salary

An average Dental Ceramist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.19 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Dental Ceramists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$34,840 - $78,080
$35K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,244
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$14.53 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $20.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,840 - $78,080  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,864 - $66,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$23.23 - $47.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$700  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,864 - $66,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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.

Common Career Paths for Dental Ceramist


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For Dental Ceramists, a move to the Dental Laboratory Technician role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Dental Laboratory Technicians typically make $34K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Ceramist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Ceramist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Ceramist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Ceramist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Dental Ceramist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 45 salaries. A Dental Ceramist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 64 salaries.

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Key Stats for Dental Ceramist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
50%
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Experience Affects Dental Ceramist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 35%
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