Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Salary
The average wage for an Orthodontic Laboratory Technician is $15.67 per hour.
|Salary||$16,107 - $70,957|
|Bonus||$193.15 - $2,061|
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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).)
|$24,445 - $49,291|
|Hourly Rate||$11.81 - $22.66|
|Bonus||$193.15 - $2,061|
|Total Pay (||$24,445 - $49,291|
Job Description for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician
Orthodontic laboratory technicians work with orthodontists to provide the high-quality care for patients. Tasks performed by these technicians include pouring impressions, making bite registrations, and preparing try-ins, as well as storing and updating patient records. Orthodontic laboratory technicians are also responsible for scheduling appointments and fabricating custom trays, base plates, and bite rims for final waxing. This person is also responsible for performing repairs and upkeep within the lab, and they may prepare reports on lab activities performed. In all tasks, the technician must maintain a sterile environment and follow all safety and health procedures.Read More...
Applicants for orthodontic laboratory technician positions generally must have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as at least one year of experience in a dental or orthodontic lab is required. These professionals also need to have strong attention to detail, manual dexterity, and proficiency with basic computer programs. They should work well independently, as well as in a team environment. Orthodontic laboratory technicians must have familiarity with dental lab equipment, materials, and instrument as well. This can be a high-pressure environment, so potential employees should be able to thrive in such a situation. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Orthodontic Laboratory Technician Tasks
- Clean and finish dental parts with electric grinders and polishers.
- Verify the conformance to prescription specs by using articulator.
- Assemble metal and plastic orthodontic appliances.
- Construct and repair appliances for straightening teeth.
- Create and perform work according to orthodontic prescription.
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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Laboratory Technician
Pay by Experience for an Orthodontic Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthodontic Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthodontic 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 $33,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Orthodontic Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 37 salaries. An Orthodontic 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 $41,000 based on 19 salaries.
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