Dental Laboratory Technician Salary
Like all other career fields, salary range of dental laboratory technicians vary with state, company size and experience level.
To work as a dental laboratory technician you may enter the field without any degree but in some states it is necessary to obtain proper education. In this regard, you may choose certified dental assistant program of 11 months following with the practical or written exam to pursue better dental laboratory technician salary.
Furthermore, two year associate program is also available in junior colleges. Higher education plus long duration experience will lead you to the higher level of dental laboratory technician salary.
Here are some details about the minimum and maximum level of dental laboratory technician salary 2011 at hourly and yearly basis along with bonus and overtime.
- Minimum Salary Range of Hourly and Yearly: Minimum salary range for a dental technician is $20,873 per year and $9.52 per hour. Estimated bonuses for these technicians are $98.81 and the overtime is $12.99 per hour.
- Maximum Salary Range of Hourly and Yearly: Maximum salary range for a dental technician is $54,582 per year and $22.31 per hour. Estimated bonuses for these technicians are $3,052 and the overtime is $33.33 per hour.
- Required tenure to reach maximum salary – It will take around 1 – 2 years to flourish your career in this field. You can start by taking a 1 to 2 years certificate program. Once you have the certificate, you can get a job very easily. After getting employed you have to show dedication and willingness to learn and after gaining good amount of experience you will qualify for maximum salary level.
Job Responsibilities of Dental Technician:
Their job involves different processes such as: creation of tooth model with plaster, examination of model, wax tooth preparation, formation of metal, making of porcelain layer, baking of porcelain in metal frame work, adjustment of tooth color and shape and finally an artificial tooth is produced for the patient.