Orthodontic Technician Salary

Most Orthodontic Technicians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.63 per hour. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while close to a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Orthodontic Technicians. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11.83 - $22.40

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,914 - $47,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.


Orthodontic Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. On average, Orthodontic Technicians make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Orthodontic Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 55%
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