Orthodontic Technician Salary

Most Orthodontic Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.54 per hour. Two in five enjoy medical while around a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than five percent. For the most part, Orthodontic Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$11.62 - $22.32
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $22.32  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
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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$24,450 - $47,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Orthodontic Technicians. 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. Orthodontic Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 55%
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