Orthodontic Technician Salary

Orthodontic Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.50 per hour. About two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. Job satisfaction for Orthodontic Technicians is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,583 - $39,677
$33K
MEDIAN: $32,800
50%

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$13.00 - $22.79
$13
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.50
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50%
90%

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$0$48K
Salary $32,800
Bonus $200.00 - $1,500
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$27,409 - $48,482
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $22.79
Overtime $15.46 - $32.95
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $200.00 - $1,500
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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$27,409 - $48,482
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Orthodontic Technician

Orthodontic technicians help design and create custom appliances used to straighten and align patients' teeth. Using molds and other images, the technician follows an orthodontist's instructions to shape and assemble appliances; these typically are in pre-designed sizes and shapes, but require intricate computer-aided milling, cutting and shaping to ensure a proper fit for each patient's mouth and needs. The technician must work carefully during this process and possess an excellent eye for detail and accuracy.

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Orthodontic Technician Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Technician

Pay by Experience for an Orthodontic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthodontic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthodontic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Orthodontic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 32 salaries. An Orthodontic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Orthodontic Technician

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 57%
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