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.

$39,996 - $56,686
(Median)
$40K
$49K
$57K
MEDIAN: $48,608
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$14.54 - $25.67
(Median)
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$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$39,996 - $56,686  
   
Bonus
$989  
Commission
$3,300  
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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$33,794 - $58,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $42.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$989  
   
Commission
$3,300  
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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$33,794 - $58,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Dental Equipment Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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