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Orthodontic Technician Salary

Most Orthodontic Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.71 per hour. Job satisfaction for Orthodontic Technicians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately two in five, and nearly one in seven earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$10.87 - $22.15
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $22.15  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$22,828 - $46,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Job Description for Orthodontic Technician

  • 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 Technician

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


For Orthodontic Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. For Orthodontic Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Orthodontic Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 58%