Dental Technician Salary

Dental Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $16.42 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dental Technicians making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Most Dental Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and about two in five receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,608 - $73,233
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$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,467
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$11.51 - $25.04
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$0$73K
Salary $23,608 - $73,233
Bonus $100.90 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
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$24,134 - $60,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.51 - $25.04
Hourly Tips $0.74
Overtime $15.10 - $37.92
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $100.90 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$24,134 - $60,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 339

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Job Description for Dental Technician

When a dentist must remedy a patient's situation with prosthetic or orthodontic appliances, he/she typically turns to a dental technician for assistance. Dental technicians use molds, models, and images of patients to build dentures and partial bridges, as well as specialized orthodontic insertions to help articulate patients' teeth. These technicians typically work for companies which create these materials and appliances in manufacturing labs.

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Dental Technician Tasks

  • Clean and finish dental parts with electric grinders and polishers.
  • Verify the conformance to prescription specs by using articulator.
  • Adjust molds of patient's teeth and verify accuracy.
  • Create partial, full dentures, crowns and veneers.
  • Create and perform work according to dental prescription.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dental Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dental Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 149 salaries. A Dental Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 113 salaries.

Dental Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Technician?

Dental Technician in Manchester:
"I enjoy my job and I'm great at it, however I feel I'm being."
Pros: I enjoy the duties of my job, my days go by fast even the 12 hour days.
Cons: Not enough teamwork and pay rate.

Dental Technician in Santa Rosa:
"Less stress than dentist office."
Pros: I don't have to talk to the customer. I have a flexibility with hours a little.
Cons: I am being paid minimum wage.

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Key Stats for Dental Technician

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Dental Technician Salaries

▲31%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Dental Technician Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲27%

ceramist
▲13%

dentures
▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$37,000

waxer
▼5%

Casting
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 34%
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