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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances. Excludes "Dental Assistants" (31-9091).


National estimates for Dental Laboratory Technicians
Industry profile for Dental Laboratory Technicians
Geographic profile for Dental Laboratory Technicians

National estimates for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,800 3.1 % $ 21.75 $ 45,230 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.01 $ 15.61 $ 20.24 $ 26.14 $ 32.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,060 $ 32,480 $ 42,110 $ 54,380 $ 67,010


Industry profile for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dental Laboratory Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 25,480 8.17 $ 21.47 $ 44,670
Offices of Dentists 3,970 0.47 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 510 0.02 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 180 0.02 $ 23.39 $ 48,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 23.30 $ 48,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 25,480 8.17 $ 21.47 $ 44,670
Offices of Dentists 3,970 0.47 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 180 0.02 $ 23.39 $ 48,650
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 510 0.02 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 23.30 $ 48,460

Top paying industries for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 510 0.02 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 180 0.02 $ 23.39 $ 48,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Offices of Dentists 3,970 0.47 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $ 21.53 $ 44,790


Geographic profile for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dental Laboratory Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,210 0.26 1.16 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Florida 2,280 0.27 1.22 $ 20.37 $ 42,370
Texas 2,130 0.18 0.80 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
New York 1,470 0.17 0.76 $ 27.76 $ 57,750
Georgia 1,460 0.34 1.53 $ 21.20 $ 44,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 740 0.50 2.25 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Montana 200 0.43 1.95 $ 23.66 $ 49,220
Alabama 770 0.40 1.82 $ 17.58 $ 36,570
New Hampshire 240 0.39 1.77 $ 20.96 $ 43,610
Oregon 670 0.37 1.66 $ 20.11 $ 41,830




Top paying states for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,470 0.17 0.76 $ 27.76 $ 57,750
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.38 $ 26.67 $ 55,470
Virginia 730 0.20 0.89 $ 26.52 $ 55,150
Kansas 360 0.27 1.23 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Massachusetts 390 0.12 0.53 $ 25.66 $ 53,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,440 0.42 1.89 $ 21.49 $ 44,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 880 0.10 0.45 $ 32.03 $ 66,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 810 0.32 1.46 $ 20.13 $ 41,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 710 0.20 0.89 $ 22.76 $ 47,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 710 0.16 0.73 $ 22.38 $ 46,540
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 640 0.36 1.61 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 580 0.22 0.97 $ 21.69 $ 45,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.28 1.28 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.17 0.78 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 500 0.52 2.36 $ 16.18 $ 33,660




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Manchester, NH 220 2.03 9.19 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Gainesville, GA 180 2.03 9.16 $ 19.98 $ 41,560
Huntsville, AL 370 1.62 7.32 $ 17.41 $ 36,210
Billings, MT 120 1.40 6.32 $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Provo-Orem, UT 270 1.05 4.74 $ 24.02 $ 49,960
Dothan, AL 50 0.81 3.66 $ 18.12 $ 37,700
Decatur, AL 40 0.81 3.64 $ 14.96 $ 31,130
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.73 3.31 $ 23.27 $ 48,390
Cedar Rapids, IA 100 0.73 3.29 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
Coeur d'Alene, ID 40 0.69 3.14 $ 17.22 $ 35,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho Falls, ID 50 0.67 3.01 $ 33.05 $ 68,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 880 0.10 0.45 $ 32.03 $ 66,610
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 180 0.26 1.15 $ 30.30 $ 63,030
Missoula, MT (8) (8) (8) $ 27.95 $ 58,140
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.32 1.43 $ 27.49 $ 57,170
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.30 1.37 $ 27.25 $ 56,690
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 0.32 $ 27.17 $ 56,510
Raleigh, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Rochester, NY 190 0.39 1.78 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 26.94 $ 56,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 200 1.80 8.13 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 3.24 $ 20.40 $ 42,430
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.10 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.66 $ 19.28 $ 40,110
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.08 $ 20.39 $ 42,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 200 1.80 8.13 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.13 5.11 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.72 3.24 $ 20.40 $ 42,430
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.10 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.66 $ 19.28 $ 40,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Dental Laboratory Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.59 $ 25.18 $ 52,370
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) (8) (8) (8) $ 24.21 $ 50,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.10 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.67 $ 47,150
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.14 $ 46,050


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021