Dental Equipment Service Technician Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Dental Equipment Service Technicians earn an average of $19.98 per hour. Just over a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Dental Equipment Service Technicians is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$40,123 - $58,734|
|Total Pay (||$35,572 - $57,409|
|Hourly Rate||$15.48 - $25.36|
|Overtime||$21.95 - $41.69|
|Total Pay (||$35,572 - $57,409|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Dental Equipment Service Technician Tasks
- Inspect and test malfunctioning dental equipment, using test and analysis instruments.
- Explain and demonstrate correct operation and preventive maintenance of medical equipment to staff.
- Perform preventive maintenance; cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.
- Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
- Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair and replace defective parts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Equipment Service Technician
Pay by Experience for a Dental Equipment Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Equipment Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Equipment Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Dental Equipment Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 21 salaries. A Dental Equipment Service Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 17 salaries.
Key Stats for Dental Equipment Service Technician
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