Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
37,110 2.8 % $19.59 $40,760 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.84 $13.83 $18.12 $23.78 $29.79
Annual Wage (2) $22,540 $28,760 $37,680 $49,460 $61,970


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 29,730 9.70 $19.26 $40,070
Offices of Dentists 6,060 0.66 $20.15 $41,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $26.91 $55,980
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 110 0.01 $24.77 $51,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $22.44 $46,680

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 29,730 9.70 $19.26 $40,070
Offices of Dentists 6,060 0.66 $20.15 $41,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $26.91 $55,980
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.02 $22.27 $46,320
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 110 0.01 $24.77 $51,520

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) 540 0.03 $26.91 $55,980
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 110 0.01 $24.77 $51,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $22.44 $46,680
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.02 $22.27 $46,320
Offices of Dentists 6,060 0.66 $20.15 $41,910


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 4,660 0.29 1.10 $19.62 $40,820
Florida 3,020 0.37 1.39 $18.69 $38,880
Texas 2,260 0.19 0.73 $18.74 $38,970
New York 2,150 0.24 0.90 $23.28 $48,420
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.23 0.86 $19.54 $40,640




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 800 0.58 2.20 $20.62 $42,890
Vermont 170 0.57 2.17 $22.67 $47,150
Idaho 360 0.55 2.08 $22.05 $45,870
Alabama 890 0.47 1.76 $17.28 $35,950
Arizona 1,170 0.44 1.66 $19.99 $41,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.29 $37.70 $78,410
Alaska 60 0.20 0.74 $25.50 $53,030
New York 2,150 0.24 0.90 $23.28 $48,420
Vermont 170 0.57 2.17 $22.67 $47,150
Rhode Island 110 0.22 0.85 $22.63 $47,060





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.31 1.17 $18.88 $39,260
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 0.67 $23.83 $49,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.46 1.76 $19.92 $41,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 690 0.27 1.03 $18.01 $37,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 690 0.66 2.50 $18.03 $37,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.43 1.61 $20.13 $41,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 0.62 $20.73 $43,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 590 0.46 1.75 $22.07 $45,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.28 1.05 $19.27 $40,080
Salt Lake City, UT 510 0.76 2.86 $19.18 $39,890




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)
Gainesville, GA 190 2.31 8.73 $17.87 $37,170
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 80 1.69 6.41 $15.36 $31,940
Huntsville, AL 320 1.48 5.62 $16.27 $33,840
Racine, WI 100 1.32 5.01 $16.79 $34,930
Salisbury, MD-DE 200 1.31 4.96 $13.54 $28,170
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 120 1.18 4.47 $16.67 $34,670
Coeur d'Alene, ID 70 1.15 4.37 $25.84 $53,740
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 180 1.10 4.17 $14.91 $31,020
Cedar Rapids, IA 140 0.96 3.65 $20.98 $43,630
Waco, TX 110 0.93 3.52 $20.20 $42,020




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)
Rochester, NY 100 0.19 0.72 $29.49 $61,350
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 390 0.30 1.13 $27.47 $57,150
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.28 1.06 $26.30 $54,700
Sumter, SC (8) (8) (8) $26.10 $54,280
Idaho Falls, ID 50 0.72 2.74 $26.04 $54,150
Rochester, MN 30 0.30 1.15 $25.88 $53,840
Coeur d'Alene, ID 70 1.15 4.37 $25.84 $53,740
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $25.21 $52,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 0.57 $25.00 $52,000
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.33 1.26 $25.00 $52,000

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 2.44 $18.61 $38,710
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 3.50 $23.44 $48,760
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 1.35 $14.08 $29,280
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 1.07 $15.71 $32,680
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 3.38 $23.26 $48,370

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 3.50 $23.44 $48,760
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 3.38 $23.26 $48,370
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.80 3.04 $13.68 $28,450
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 2.44 $18.61 $38,710
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 2.18 $13.16 $27,380

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 3.50 $23.44 $48,760
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 3.38 $23.26 $48,370
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,930
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.19 0.72 $20.64 $42,920
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.04 $20.45 $42,540


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017