Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
35,630 2.8 % $20.19 $41,990 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.23 $14.21 $18.59 $24.47 $30.52
Annual Wage (2) $23,350 $29,570 $38,670 $50,890 $63,480


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 28,590 9.36 $19.86 $41,310
Offices of Dentists 5,670 0.61 $20.68 $43,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $27.53 $57,270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.03 $26.65 $55,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $21.65 $45,040

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 28,590 9.36 $19.86 $41,310
Offices of Dentists 5,670 0.61 $20.68 $43,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $27.53 $57,270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.03 $26.65 $55,420
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $21.80 $45,340

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 $27.53 $57,270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.03 $26.65 $55,420
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 110 0.01 $22.87 $47,570
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $21.80 $45,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $21.65 $45,040


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 4,700 0.28 1.13 $20.73 $43,120
Florida 2,740 0.33 1.30 $19.00 $39,530
Texas 2,290 0.19 0.77 $20.67 $43,000
New York 2,160 0.23 0.94 $21.88 $45,520
Michigan 1,320 0.31 1.24 $17.90 $37,230




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)
Idaho 420 0.61 2.44 $21.71 $45,160
Utah 820 0.58 2.34 $22.43 $46,660
Alabama 820 0.43 1.71 $18.29 $38,040
Kansas 470 0.34 1.38 $19.04 $39,600
Florida 2,740 0.33 1.30 $19.00 $39,530




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 0.07 0.26 $36.75 $76,440
Montana 150 0.32 1.29 $25.25 $52,510
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $24.33 $50,600
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $23.06 $47,970
Massachusetts 760 0.22 0.87 $22.91 $47,650



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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 1,510 0.34 1.36 $19.55 $40,650
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.17 0.66 $22.12 $46,020
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.51 2.03 $20.66 $42,980
Kansas City, MO-KS 700 0.67 2.67 $19.12 $39,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 660 0.51 2.05 $21.15 $43,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.71 $21.34 $44,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.22 0.90 $19.93 $41,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.29 1.17 $19.83 $41,250
Salt Lake City, UT 520 0.75 3.02 $21.32 $44,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 0.82 $22.64 $47,080


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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 180 2.15 8.60 $18.89 $39,290
Racine, WI 100 1.35 5.40 $18.83 $39,160
Huntsville, AL 290 1.30 5.18 $15.95 $33,180
Coeur d'Alene, ID 70 1.18 4.70 $24.23 $50,410
Cedar Rapids, IA 160 1.13 4.51 $20.73 $43,120
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 190 1.05 4.20 $22.10 $45,960
Akron, OH 300 0.90 3.61 $18.79 $39,090
Grand Junction, CO 50 0.87 3.49 $14.41 $29,960
Rapid City, SD 60 0.84 3.37 $15.27 $31,760
Saginaw, MI 70 0.80 3.21 $18.05 $37,530


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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)
Idaho Falls, ID 50 0.71 2.82 $30.81 $64,090
Missoula, MT 40 0.73 2.91 $30.38 $63,180
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.34 1.37 $28.64 $59,570
Kingston, NY 40 0.67 2.67 $28.54 $59,370
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.23 0.90 $28.44 $59,150
Rochester, MN 30 0.26 1.06 $26.92 $55,990
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.19 0.76 $25.98 $54,030
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.29 1.16 $25.94 $53,950
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.36 1.44 $25.88 $53,820
Amarillo, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.62 $53,290

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 1.86 $13.05 $27,140
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.32 $16.96 $35,270
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 3.27 $21.33 $44,360
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.18 0.72 $16.71 $34,760
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.43 $18.30 $38,060

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)
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 3.27 $21.33 $44,360
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 1.86 $13.05 $27,140
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.56 $20.73 $43,130
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.52 $21.94 $45,630
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.52 $18.86 $39,240

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.95 $72,700
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.70 $22.37 $46,530
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.52 $21.94 $45,630
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.51 $21.79 $45,320
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 3.27 $21.33 $44,360


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018