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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
34,460 2.9 % $21.31 $44,330 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.34 $15.28 $19.87 $25.94 $31.64
Annual Wage (2) $25,660 $31,790 $41,340 $53,950 $65,820


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 28,400 8.92 $21.01 $43,700
Offices of Dentists 4,690 0.49 $22.13 $46,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 510 0.03 $28.27 $58,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $22.64 $47,080
Employment Services 160 0.00 $16.71 $34,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 28,400 8.92 $21.01 $43,700
Offices of Dentists 4,690 0.49 $22.13 $46,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 510 0.03 $28.27 $58,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 150 0.02 $21.16 $44,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $22.64 $47,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 510 0.03 $28.27 $58,800
Outpatient Care Centers 40 (7) $23.75 $49,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $22.64 $47,080
Offices of Dentists 4,690 0.49 $22.13 $46,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 150 0.02 $21.16 $44,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,960 0.29 1.22 $21.01 $43,700
Florida 2,410 0.27 1.17 $19.86 $41,310
Texas 2,220 0.18 0.76 $21.59 $44,910
New York 1,730 0.18 0.77 $25.32 $52,660
Michigan 1,580 0.36 1.55 $21.87 $45,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 890 0.59 2.53 $23.01 $47,870
Alabama 920 0.47 1.99 $17.23 $35,840
Wisconsin 1,210 0.42 1.80 $19.24 $40,020
Idaho 310 0.42 1.81 $22.72 $47,260
New Hampshire 260 0.40 1.69 $20.48 $42,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 780 0.20 0.86 $26.46 $55,050
Kansas 390 0.28 1.18 $26.20 $54,490
New York 1,730 0.18 0.77 $25.32 $52,660
Massachusetts 580 0.16 0.68 $25.11 $52,230
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $49,980





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,980 0.48 2.04 $21.00 $43,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,100 0.11 0.49 $27.67 $57,550
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 910 0.46 1.97 $22.61 $47,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 850 0.18 0.78 $21.22 $44,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 750 0.21 0.87 $22.69 $47,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 620 0.21 0.92 $19.84 $41,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 590 0.22 0.94 $19.73 $41,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.17 0.74 $25.28 $52,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 0.76 $20.11 $41,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.19 0.82 $25.28 $52,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Huntsville, AL 530 2.26 9.62 $16.96 $35,270
Manchester, NH 210 1.76 7.50 $20.23 $42,070
Dubuque, IA 90 1.58 6.72 $19.12 $39,770
Terre Haute, IN 80 1.24 5.28 $13.81 $28,730
Provo-Orem, UT 290 1.16 4.94 $23.57 $49,020
Coeur d'Alene, ID 70 1.09 4.65 $18.00 $37,450
Decatur, AL 50 0.99 4.24 $14.55 $30,250
Green Bay, WI 170 0.94 4.03 $17.24 $35,850
Twin Falls, ID 40 0.86 3.68 $20.69 $43,040
Idaho Falls, ID 60 0.84 3.58 $31.16 $64,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 50 0.47 1.99 $45.58 $94,800
Idaho Falls, ID 60 0.84 3.58 $31.16 $64,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.22 0.94 $29.60 $61,560
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.27 1.16 $29.05 $60,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,100 0.11 0.49 $27.67 $57,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (8) (8) (8) $26.84 $55,820
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 0.48 $26.60 $55,330
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 1.00 $26.36 $54,840
Rochester, NY 170 0.32 1.36 $26.35 $54,810
Colorado Springs, CO 120 0.41 1.75 $25.84 $53,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.96 8.37 $19.20 $39,930
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 2.48 $16.32 $33,940
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 3.14 $23.50 $48,890
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.26 $19.65 $40,860
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.30 $17.20 $35,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.96 8.37 $19.20 $39,930
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 3.18 $19.87 $41,330
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 3.14 $23.50 $48,890
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 2.48 $16.32 $33,940
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.26 $19.65 $40,860

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 3.14 $23.50 $48,890
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.41 $22.76 $47,350
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.93 $45,600
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.94 $21.57 $44,860
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.11 $21.41 $44,540


About May 2019 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020