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Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

An Orthodontic Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $15.84 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$22,957 - $50,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,500
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Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$11.15 - $22.24
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,957 - $50,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,003  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $2,750  
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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$23,641 - $48,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $22.24  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $32.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$960 - $2,750  
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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$23,641 - $48,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$34,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 51%