Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salary

The average wage for an Orthodontic Laboratory Technician is $15.67 per hour.

$24,417 - $68,643
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$11.68 - $23.27
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.67
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$192.19 - $2,576  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$24,205 - $50,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $23.27  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$192.19 - $2,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$24,205 - $50,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Job Description for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician

Orthodontic laboratory technicians work with orthodontists to provide the high-quality care for patients. Tasks performed by these technicians include pouring impressions, making bite registrations, and preparing try-ins, as well as storing and updating patient records. Orthodontic laboratory technicians are also responsible for scheduling appointments and fabricating custom trays, base plates, and bite rims for final waxing. This person is also responsible for performing repairs and upkeep within the lab, and they may prepare reports on lab activities performed. In all tasks, the technician must maintain a sterile environment and follow all safety and health procedures.

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Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Clean and finish dental parts with electric grinders and polishers.
  • Verify the conformance to prescription specs by using articulator.
  • Assemble metal and plastic orthodontic appliances.
  • Construct and repair appliances for straightening teeth.
  • Create and perform work according to orthodontic prescription.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for an Orthodontic Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthodontic Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthodontic Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Orthodontic Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 37 salaries. An Orthodontic Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Late-Career
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 75%
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