Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Dental Laboratory Technicians construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Dental Laboratory Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,060 to $32,480 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Dental Laboratory Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$32||$67,010|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$26||$54,380|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$42,110|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$32,480|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$27,060|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Dental Laboratory Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Dental Laboratory Technicians are in the states of NY, NJ, VA, KS and MA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$61800||$29.71|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$48650||$23.39|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$48460||$23.30|
|Offices of Dentists||$46780||$22.49|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||$44790||$21.53|
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing||$44670||$21.47|
|Offices of Physicians||$41700||$20.05|
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$32350||$15.55|