Dental Equipment Service Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Dental Equipment Service Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $20.02 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and slightly less than half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,149 - $57,422
$39K
$50K
$57K
MEDIAN: $49,655
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$14.89 - $25.27
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MEDIAN: $20.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$39,149 - $57,422  
   
Bonus
$509  
Commission
$3,600  
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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$34,576 - $56,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $25.27  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $41.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$509  
   
Commission
$3,600  
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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$34,576 - $56,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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.

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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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Dental Equipment Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 32%
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