The average wage for an Orthodontic Laboratory Technician is $15.16 per hour.

$25,732 - $31,270
(Median)
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $29,479
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$11.61 - $23.24
(Median)
$12
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,479  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$24,384 - $49,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $23.24  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $31.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$24,384 - $49,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician

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

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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