Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
38,360 2.4 % $18.26 $37,980 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $13.02 $16.90 $21.98 $28.15
Annual Wage (2) $20,940 $27,080 $35,140 $45,720 $58,560


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 31,630 10.39 $18.16 $37,770
Offices of Dentists 5,390 0.65 $17.80 $37,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $25.94 $53,960
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.04 $19.68 $40,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 0.00 $20.68 $43,010

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 31,630 10.39 $18.16 $37,770
Offices of Dentists 5,390 0.65 $17.80 $37,030
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.04 $19.68 $40,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $25.94 $53,960
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $19.76 $41,100

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) 560 0.03 $25.94 $53,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $20.68 $43,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $19.76 $41,100
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.04 $19.68 $40,930
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 31,630 10.39 $18.16 $37,770


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 4,440 0.32 1.05 $19.57 $40,700
Florida 3,130 0.44 1.46 $16.76 $34,870
Texas 2,490 0.25 0.82 $15.22 $31,650
New York 2,390 0.29 0.95 $18.88 $39,260
Michigan 1,860 0.50 1.64 $18.40 $38,270




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)
Oregon 950 0.61 2.01 $17.70 $36,810
Utah 680 0.59 1.97 $22.23 $46,230
Michigan 1,860 0.50 1.64 $18.40 $38,270
North Dakota 170 0.49 1.61 $14.76 $30,690
Kansas 610 0.47 1.54 $17.71 $36,840




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 0.25 $27.44 $57,060
Alaska 60 0.20 0.67 $25.95 $53,970
Montana 130 0.32 1.04 $24.65 $51,280
Massachusetts 660 0.21 0.71 $23.72 $49,330
Minnesota 1,010 0.40 1.31 $22.23 $46,240

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 1,230 0.32 1.06 $18.11 $37,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 980 0.20 0.65 $19.48 $40,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.25 0.83 $18.44 $38,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.49 1.61 $22.30 $46,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 750 0.34 1.13 $18.38 $38,240
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 690 1.01 3.33 $17.61 $36,620
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 600 0.62 2.06 $18.14 $37,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.43 1.42 $20.23 $42,080
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.84 2.79 $18.63 $38,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.59 1.95 $21.49 $44,700




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 2.63 8.70 $18.94 $39,380
Utica-Rome, NY 160 1.30 4.30 $13.90 $28,920
Huntsville, AL 240 1.16 3.85 $16.85 $35,050
Green Bay, WI 190 1.14 3.79 $16.95 $35,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 90 1.09 3.62 $18.94 $39,390
Provo-Orem, UT 180 1.05 3.49 $20.17 $41,960
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 690 1.01 3.33 $17.61 $36,620
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 1.01 3.33 $20.39 $42,410
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 80 0.98 3.26 $15.18 $31,580
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.98 3.25 $15.20 $31,610




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)
Billings, MT 30 0.42 1.38 $34.25 $71,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.08 0.28 $26.84 $55,830
Anchorage, AK 60 0.37 1.24 $25.97 $54,020
Topeka, KS 40 0.36 1.21 $25.95 $53,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 400 0.24 0.80 $25.77 $53,610
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 0.52 $25.61 $53,260
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $25.00 $52,000
Colorado Springs, CO 60 0.24 0.78 $24.96 $51,920
Salt Lake City, UT 340 0.58 1.92 $24.72 $51,420
Jackson, MI 40 0.85 2.81 $24.57 $51,110

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 1.89 $15.68 $32,620
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 1.72 $14.75 $30,680
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 0.90 $17.34 $36,060
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.54 $20.12 $41,850
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.83 $11.92 $24,800

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 1.89 $15.68 $32,620
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 1.72 $14.75 $30,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.54 $20.12 $41,850
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.53 $20.12 $41,860
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.31 $18.94 $39,400

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.76 $33.21 $69,080
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.45 $46,690
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.87 $45,490
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.53 $20.12 $41,860
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.54 $20.12 $41,850


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011