$45,072
Avg. Salary
$16.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$498

Bonus

$983

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Technician is $16.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Technician is $45,072 per year.

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$11.61
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$16.62
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$24.97
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MEDIAN $16.62
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$24k
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$72k
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MEDIAN $45,072
$24,364 - $71,818
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MEDIAN: $45,072
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$0$71K
Salary $24,364 - $71,818
Bonus $99.07 - $2,973
Profit Sharing $983
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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$24,521 - $59,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.61 - $24.97
Hourly Tips $0.74
Overtime $15.83 - $37.40
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $99.07 - $2,973
Profit Sharing $983
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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$24,521 - $59,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 614

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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Common Career Paths for Dental Technician


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Dental Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Certified Dental Technician, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $45K per year.

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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 $29,000 based on 191 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 $35,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dental Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 149 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 $49,000 based on 113 salaries.

Dental Technician Reviews

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

Dental Technician in Sioux City:
Pros: Short commute
Cons: Few opportunities for advancement

Dental Technician in Independence:
"Don't do it."
It's a decent job, but has a fairly low income ceiling unless you decide to start your own lab. If you realize early on that you're not a fan of the work begin looking for another field soon, because the skills don't translate well into other fields, so if you're in it too long, it's really hard to get out.

Dental Technician in Manchester:
"I enjoy my job and I'm great at it, however I feel I'm being."
Pros: I enjoy the duties of my job, my days go by fast even the 12 hour days.
Cons: Not enough teamwork and pay rate.

Dental Technician in Santa Rosa:
"Less stress than dentist office."
Pros: I don't have to talk to the customer. I have a flexibility with hours a little.
Cons: I am being paid minimum wage.

Dental Technician in Indianapolis:
"Excellent career."
Study hard and do not give up. This will be very stressful learning!

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Key Stats for Dental Technician

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Dental Technician Salaries

▲31%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Dental Technician Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲26%

ceramist
▲12%

dentures
▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$37,000

waxer
▼5%

Casting
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 35%