Orthodontic Technician Salary

Women account for the majority of Orthodontic Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.57 per hour. The majority of Orthodontic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a seventh collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11.63 - $22.28
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.28  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $30.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,479 - $47,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Orthodontic Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $43K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Orthodontic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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
22%
10-19 years
34%
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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