The average hourly pay for an Orthodontic Technician is $18.15.
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Job Description for Orthodontic Technician
Orthodontic technicians help design and create custom appliances used to straighten and align patients' teeth. Using molds and other images, the technician follows an orthodontist's instructions to shape and assemble appliances; these typically are in pre-designed sizes and shapes, but require intricate computer-aided milling, cutting and shaping to ensure a proper fit for each patient's mouth and needs. The technician must work carefully during this process and possess an excellent eye for det…Read more
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Popular Skills for Orthodontic Technician
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Skills in Orthodontics, Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Service, Technical Specification and Radiography (X-ray) are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Technician
An entry-level Orthodontic Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.16 based on 6 salaries. An early career Orthodontic Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.40 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Orthodontic Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.77 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Orthodontic Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.31 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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Employees with Orthodontic Technician in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 21.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sturtevant, Wisconsin (9.0% more) and Richmond, Virginia (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Wayne, Indiana (14.9% less).
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