Dental Technician Salary
To become a dental technician, as such no education is required for it but the diploma in ceramics or chemistry is preferred. At times the trained or experienced dental techs are also required for the jobs.
Mostly those techs are selected for dental jobs that are qualified through the vocational technical schools. On the job training is provided to people when they are selected for the dental tech jobs.
The minimum and maximum hourly and yearly salary for the dental technician is as follows:
- Minimum Salary Hourly and yearly: The minimum yearly salary of dental technician varies according to the experience level. For 1-4 years of experience it is $28,486 and $40,746. The overtime based on hourly basis is $8.84 and the bonus rate is $101.37.
- Maximum Salary Hourly and yearly: The maximum yearly salary paid to dental tech varies for different experience levels. $59,541 salary is paid to techs that have 10 – 19 years of experience but their hourly rate is $23.67. The overtime based on hourly basis is $40.19 and the bonus rate is $4,027.
- Average salary: The average Dental Technician Salary 2011 is approximately $34,000- $40,000. The average salary in fact varies according to the type of location, industry or company the person is working.
- Required tenure to reach maximum salary: To reach maximum salary, the tech must be proficient in its educational career and should have a grip over all the activities that are performed by it. So it can take 10 to 19 years for the tech to reach the maximum level.
Job description of Dental tech:
For becoming a perfect dental tech, the person must be able to deal with all the problems incurred by the patient and its tooth. The tech must be professional in using tools and equipments for the treatment of teeth. A lot of job opportunities are offered to the experienced people as experience helps a lot in working with various operations, tasks, tools and appliances.