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Dental Technician Salary

How much does a Dental Technician make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Dental Technician

$42,304 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$639 (USD)/yr

$41,832 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$639 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Performs a variety of tasks to fabricate and repair dental appliances, according to Dentist's prescription, using hand tools, molding equipment, and bench fabricating machines. Creates orthodontic appliances and splints to help straighten and protect teeth working with materials such as waxes, plastics, precious and non-precious alloys, stainless steel, a variety of porcelains and composites, or polymer glass combinations. Produces dental appliances such as a removable prosthesis, including dentures and Orthodontic appliances, and fixed prostheses, such as bridges, partials, dentures, veneers, and crowns. Manipulates gold and other precious metals, dental porcelain, and acrylics in order to custom manufacture dental appliances and indirect restorations that will exactly fit a patient.
The average dental technician salary in United States is $42,304 or an equivalent hourly rate of $20. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $639. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$31,632 (USD)

$51,171 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$49,042 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Dental Technician will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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