Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salary

Certified Dental Technicians in the United States take home an average $20.19 per hour. Most Certified Dental Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Certified Dental Technicians making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Women make up a slight majority of Certified Dental Technicians (50 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,159 - $68,000
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$14.60 - $26.19
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$0$68K
Salary $35,159 - $68,000
Bonus $2,750
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$32,735 - $62,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $26.19
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $2,750
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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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$32,735 - $62,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Certified Dental Technician (CDT)

A certified dental technician (CDT), works with dentists to create partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, bridges, crowns, and veneers. A certified dental technician creates a model of a patient’s mouth, along with a prescription for the types of dentures or other items needed.

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Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Tasks

  • Create oral constructs for dental restorations, prostheses and appliances.
  • 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.

Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dental Technician (CDT)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Dental Technician (CDT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Dental Technician (CDT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Certified Dental Technician (CDT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 22 salaries. A Certified Dental Technician (CDT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries.

Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Dental Technician (CDT)?

Certified Dental Technician (CDT) in San Francisco:
"Pay Scale For Tim Foley, CDT."
Pros: Producing Ceramic dental appliances. Case design of implant bridges. Patient satisfaction.
Cons: Stress level. Dissatisfaction of owner. Having owner of the lab standing over my shoulder. Delivery dates arbitrarily set. Rush cases. The long commute. Working environment conditions. Dust.

Key Stats for Certified Dental Technician (CDT)

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%
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Experience Affects Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 35%
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