Dental Ceramist Salary

Dental Ceramists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $20.42 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Dental Ceramists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,750 - $96,732
$36K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,042
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50%
90%

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$14.63 - $30.66
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.51
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$0$96K
Salary $35,750 - $96,732
Bonus $750
Profit Sharing $1,750
Commission $2,000
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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$33,556 - $78,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.63 - $30.66
Overtime $22.02 - $51.45
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $750
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $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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$33,556 - $78,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

Job Description for Dental Ceramist

A dental ceramist is a person who creates dental prosthetics for patients. These prosthetics can include crowns, bridgework, and veneers. Most ceramists do not manufacture or create full-blown dentures. Rather, they work from impressions, molds, and photographs to create imitation teeth or surfaces that both appear natural and are comfortable for the patient when speaking and eating.

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Dental Ceramist Tasks

  • Create and perform work according to dental prescription.
  • Clean and polish dental prostheses.
  • Verify patient's prostheses match to color of natural teeth.
  • Create dental prostheses, crowns, bridges and tooth facings.

Common Career Paths for Dental Ceramist


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As Dental Ceramists transition into upper-level roles like Dental Laboratory Technician, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Dental Laboratory Technicians will usually earn $34K.

Dental Ceramist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Ceramist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Ceramist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Ceramist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Ceramist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Dental Ceramist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 45 salaries. A Dental Ceramist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 64 salaries.

Dental Ceramist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Ceramist?

Dental Ceramist in Sarasota:
"Artistry Creation."
Pros: Giving a patient a beautiful smile, a healthy functional process.
Cons: Under valued.

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Key Stats for Dental Ceramist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
53%

Experience Affects Dental Ceramist Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$47,000

Experienced
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 37%