$48,603
Avg. Salary
$17.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$950

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Laboratory Technician is $17.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Laboratory Technician is $48,603 per year.

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$11.39
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$17.23
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$25.63
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$29k
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$74k
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MEDIAN $48,603
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MEDIAN: $48,603
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$0$74K
Salary $29,116 - $74,133
Bonus $192 - $5,076
Profit Sharing $75.00 - $7,500
Commission $3,000
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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$24,648 - $61,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 309
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.39 - $25.63
Hourly Tips $0.94
Overtime $15.33 - $38.77
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $192 - $5,076
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $75.00 - $7,500
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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$24,648 - $61,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 902

Job Description for Dental Laboratory Technician

Dental laboratory technicians are responsible for many "behind-the-scenes" tasks in a dental office or laboratory. They are primarily responsible for the production of dentures, crowns, bridges, and other highly detailed dental repair work. This involves the complete production process, including pouring, trimming, beveling, and sectioning the repair prosthesis. They make adjustments and repairs to existing structures. Dental laboratory technicians often work with modern dental computer software in the design and construction of complicated dental structures. Oversight of orders and transport to outside facilities may be required for certain positions in which the work cannot be performed in-house.

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Dental Laboratory Technician Pay By Employer

$0$88K

Aspen Dental
25 profiles
$46,542

$35,100

Aspen
11 profiles
$47,791

$45,400

$54,000

Common Career Paths for Dental Laboratory Technician


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Dental Laboratory Technicians who move on to become Dental Technician Supervisors, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $45K. A Dental Technician role is the most common promotion for Dental Laboratory Technicians moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $37K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Dental Laboratory Technicians is a Dental Ceramist position, where earnings are usually $44K.

Dental Laboratory Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Dental Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 254 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Laboratory Technician 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 159 salaries. An experienced Dental Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 206 salaries. A Dental Laboratory Technician 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 200 salaries.

Dental Laboratory Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Laboratory Technician?

Dental Laboratory Technician in Florida:
"Average."
Pros: It's just work
Cons: Weather around and my family

Dental Laboratory Technician in Winfield:
"Great place to work."
Pros: Culture. Environment. Independent.
Cons: Learning opportunities are lacking

Dental Laboratory Technician in Delray Beach:
Pros: People I work with are great and I'm vary appreciated.
Cons:

Dental Laboratory Technician in Jackson:
"I love my job and the company that I work for."
Pros: The fact that we treat every patient that comes through the door as a family member. It's amazing to see lives we change in a year!
Cons: Having to deal with very rude patients. The world doesn't revolve around just one patient, and we do our besteam to take care of every patient that walks through to door. However threats and spitting on our windows and such is totally uncalled for.

Dental Laboratory Technician in Tucson:
"It's sometimes boring, but most of the time I love my work."
Pros: I love that I am creating prosthetics that make patients feel better about themselves. I understand how much a person's smile means to them... It can open up a whole new world of interaction & confidence. I love helping to make those smiles a reality. Sounds cheezy, but that is why I got into this field. Who needs sculptures that cost $$$, when that same person can find joy/comfort in the mirror w/perfect smiles?
Cons: I really don't enjoy this trend of 'bleached-white teeth'. It's so silly for the youngest of us, but really is very hard to sell to older folks that must have them. It looks so awful. I'm not sure I could ever in good conscience let an older client go for those awful bleach shades. That's the only thing I hate- because the customer/Dr. Is always right. Even when they're not.

Dental Laboratory Technician in Marietta:
"If u think that dent tech.just job ..its creative art."
If u not ready to get meried for this job . Who ever finish school and think that is easy job easy money.No this job is high precize and responsible manifacturing dental apliance what is ortopedic part for estetic and funkcional change all.or some theet in patient mounth ..

Dental Laboratory Technician in Fayetteville:
"Don't Reinvent The Wheel."
Entry Level Dental Laboratory Technicians have a tendency to try to reinvent the wheel. Experienced lab technicians have proven methods that have been tried and remain true. Newcomers feel the need to alter the techniques because they think they can do it better. This "usually" is the beginning of problems. Dental laboratory work is a very detail oriented field and even the slightest deviations in techniques can cause catastrophic results. Listen to the veterans that are training you and don't change methods without consulting them because getting the product out the door is not proof that these small changes do not affect the final product. Problems are not always evident immediately they can manifest weeks or months later resulting in remakes and lost profits.

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Key Stats for Dental Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Dental Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲26%

▲11%

National Average
$39,000

▼6%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Dental Laboratory Technician Salaries

ceramics
▲55%

implants
▲24%

Crown and Bridge
▲23%

Removable
▲9%

▲8%

ceramist
▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$39,000

dentures
▼5%

Casting
▼12%

Waxing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 36%