How Much Do Dental Laboratory Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Dental Laboratory Technicians construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45230 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,060 to $32,480 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
NY $28 $57,750
NJ $27 $55,470
VA $27 $55,150
KS $26 $54,230
MA $26 $53,370
ME $25 $51,960
CO $24 $50,540
ID $24 $49,550
MT $24 $49,220
WA $24 $49,130

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
Employment Services $30910 $14.86

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