A Dental Technician in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$24.26 per hour.

AU$39,777 - AU$76,475
AU$40K
AU$53K
AU$76K
MEDIAN: AU$53,252
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50%
90%
AU$17.59 - AU$38.98
AU$18
AU$24
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$24.26
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$39,777 - AU$76,475
Bonus AU$1,750
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$39,016 - AU$78,592
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$17.59 - AU$38.98
Overtime AU$32.11
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
Bonus AU$1,750
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$39,016 - AU$78,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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.

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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$50,000 based on 40 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$52,000 based on 25 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$69,000 based on 22 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$60,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Technician

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Dental Technician Salaries

▲32%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%