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Orthodontic Technician Salary

Women account for the majority of Orthodontic Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.79 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. About two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$11.58 - $22.44
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $22.44  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$24,453 - $47,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. On average, Orthodontic Technicians make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $39K.

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 54%