AU$24.62
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average wage for a Dental Technician is AU$24.19 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$37,988 - AU$72,083
AU$38K
AU$53K
AU$72K
MEDIAN: AU$53,092
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.83 - AU$33.55
AU$18
AU$25
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$24.62
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$72K
Salary AU$37,988 - AU$72,083
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$15,659
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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AU$37,551 - AU$72,204
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$17.83 - AU$33.55
Hourly Tips AU$11.07
Overtime AU$14.54 - AU$43.17
Annual Data AU$0AU$72K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$15,659
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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AU$37,551 - AU$72,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 163

Job Description for Dental Technician

When a dentist must remedy a patient's situation with prosthetic or orthodontic appliances, he/she typically turns to a dental technician for assistance. Dental technicians use molds, models, and images of patients to build dentures and partial bridges, as well as specialized orthodontic insertions to help articulate patients' teeth. These technicians typically work for companies which create these materials and appliances in manufacturing labs.

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Dental Technician Tasks

  • Clean and finish dental parts with electric grinders and polishers.
  • Verify the conformance to prescription specs by using articulator.
  • Adjust molds of patient's teeth and verify accuracy.
  • Create partial, full dentures, crowns and veneers.
  • Create and perform work according to dental prescription.

Dental Technician Pay By Employer

$0$67K

Aspen Dental
10 profiles
$46,617

$27,040

Dental Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dental Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Dental Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 77 salaries. A Dental Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,178

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Dental Technician

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Dental Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 88%