Dental Equipment Service Technician Salary
Men make up the majority of Dental Equipment Service Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.69 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Job Description for Dental Equipment Service Technician
Dental equipment service technicians have extensive knowledge of electronics, and some also have prior experience in the medical field or special certifications, such as the A+ certification, earned for their exceptional skills and knowledge.Read More...
These technicians test and repair dental office equipment, typically using a digital multi-meter, and work in a strategical and organized manner under little to no supervision. Close attention to detail is important in this position to fix, update, and install dental equipment in the office on a regular basis, and mechanical skills and proficiency in reading schematics are also beneficial. They must also know how to troubleshoot various software and server issues, and may occasionally direct another worker at the office over the phone to perform less complex troubleshooting.
Most dental equipment service technicians work full-time during regular weekly business hours, and some evening or weekend shifts may occasionally be necessary to work on tasks in solitude. They also occasionally deliver equipment and make house-call repairs, and customer service skills are beneficial in this position for frequent interaction with customers. They must also have the necessary strength to move and lift equipment when necessary and follow all federal, state, and BHR guidelines to ensure the quality of each product.
Dental Equipment Service Technician Tasks
- Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
- Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair and replace defective parts.
- Perform preventive maintenance; cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.
- Inspect and test malfunctioning dental equipment, using test and analysis instruments.
- Explain and demonstrate correct operation and preventive maintenance of medical equipment to staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Equipment Service Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dental Equipment Service Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $41K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Equipment Service Technicians make a median salary of $48K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.