Dental Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Dental Laboratory Technician is $15.16 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in ceramist is associated with high pay for this job.
Dental Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,735 - $61,553
(Median)
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42K
51K
62K
MEDIAN: $41,764
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Dental Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.00 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,735 - $61,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,913  
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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$21,764 - $52,138  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $32.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,913  
   
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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$21,764 - $52,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 741
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Job Description for Dental Laboratory Technician

Dental laboratory technicians are responsible for many "behind-the-scenes" tasks in a dental office or laboratory. They are primarily responsible for the production of dentures, crowns, bridges, and other highly detailed dental repair work. This involves the complete production process, including pouring, trimming, beveling, and sectioning the repair prosthesis. They make adjustments and repairs to existing structures. Dental laboratory technicians often work with modern dental computer software in the design and construction of complicated dental structures. Oversight of orders and transport to outside facilities may be required for certain positions in which the work cannot be performed in-house.
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Dental Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Create partial, full dentures, crowns and veneers.
  • Verify the conformance to prescriptions specs by using articulator.
  • Adjust molds of patient's teeth and verify accuracy.
  • Clean and finish dental parts with electric grinders and polishers.
  • Create oral constructs for dental restorations, prostheses and appliances according to dental prescription.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Laboratory Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
up arrow 43%
New York
up arrow 38%
San Antonio
up arrow 8%
Indianapolis
0%
National Average
$34,000
Portland
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Dental Laboratory Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$34,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Dental Laboratory Technician Salaries

ceramist
up arrow 33%
Crown and Bridge
up arrow 9%
up arrow 6%
dentures
up arrow 3%
Orthodontics
0%
National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 35%
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