Orthodontic Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Orthodontic Technician is $16.17 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Orthodontic Technician Salary (?
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$10.77 - $21.13
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Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $21.13  
   
Overtime
$24.42 - $27.86  
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$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,572 - $44,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 62%