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Orthodontic Technician Salary

Most Orthodontic Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.63 per hour. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a sixth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Orthodontic Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$11.63 - $22.28
(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
$11.63 - $22.28  
   
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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$24,508 - $47,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Orthodontic Technicians. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. 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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

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
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 54%
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