Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
37,520 2.6 % $19.48 $40,520 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.68 $13.73 $17.88 $23.72 $29.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,220 $28,570 $37,190 $49,340 $61,870


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 30,800 10.09 $19.25 $40,040
Offices of Dentists 5,490 0.61 $19.80 $41,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $26.52 $55,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $21.95 $45,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $21.83 $45,410

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 30,800 10.09 $19.25 $40,040
Offices of Dentists 5,490 0.61 $19.80 $41,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $26.52 $55,170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $21.83 $45,410
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $21.23 $44,150

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 $26.52 $55,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $21.95 $45,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $21.83 $45,410
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $21.23 $44,150
Offices of Dentists 5,490 0.61 $19.80 $41,190


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 4,500 0.29 1.07 $18.94 $39,390
Florida 2,910 0.37 1.35 $18.86 $39,220
Texas 2,400 0.21 0.76 $19.41 $40,370
New York 2,050 0.23 0.84 $24.73 $51,440
North Carolina 1,540 0.37 1.37 $21.14 $43,960



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)
Delaware 300 0.69 2.55 $14.23 $29,590
Idaho 350 0.55 2.02 $20.89 $43,450
Arizona 1,240 0.48 1.77 $19.14 $39,810
Alabama 910 0.48 1.78 $16.78 $34,910
New Hampshire 260 0.41 1.52 $20.84 $43,350



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 30 0.05 0.17 $36.01 $74,900
New York 2,050 0.23 0.84 $24.73 $51,440
Rhode Island 90 0.20 0.74 $23.81 $49,530
Alaska 60 0.20 0.73 $23.03 $47,900
Massachusetts 850 0.25 0.92 $22.64 $47,090




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 1,010 0.25 0.90 $17.97 $37,370
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 970 0.15 0.55 $25.23 $52,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 960 0.51 1.88 $19.37 $40,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 820 0.33 1.21 $17.06 $35,470
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 660 0.54 1.99 $19.63 $40,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.22 0.80 $17.41 $36,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 630 0.26 0.96 $18.20 $37,860
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.51 1.87 $21.56 $44,850
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.38 1.39 $18.94 $39,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 530 0.39 1.44 (8) (8)



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)
Salisbury, MD-DE 280 1.85 6.81 $12.85 $26,720
Gainesville, GA 130 1.71 6.30 $18.16 $37,780
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 80 1.68 6.19 $14.28 $29,700
Huntsville, AL 330 1.56 5.72 $16.19 $33,680
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 180 1.09 4.01 $16.42 $34,150
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 0.95 3.48 $22.72 $47,250
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 150 0.86 3.17 $18.07 $37,590
Rapid City, SD 50 0.84 3.07 $15.71 $32,680
Albany, GA 50 0.78 2.88 $12.60 $26,210
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 80 0.77 2.82 $19.41 $40,370



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 110 0.22 0.79 $30.16 $62,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 430 0.34 1.23 $27.08 $56,330
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 0.46 $25.83 $53,720
Jacksonville, FL 220 0.36 1.32 $25.80 $53,660
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.76 $53,580
Greenville, NC 40 0.48 1.76 $25.58 $53,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.18 0.67 $25.51 $53,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 970 0.15 0.55 $25.23 $52,470
Sumter, SC (8) (8) (8) $24.96 $51,910
Reno, NV 30 0.15 0.55 $24.77 $51,530

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 150 0.98 3.60 $17.16 $35,700
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 2.53 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 1.79 $17.85 $37,120
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 1.86 $21.08 $43,850
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.30 $18.80 $39,100

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 90 1.19 4.36 $20.38 $42,400
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.98 3.60 $17.16 $35,700
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 2.53 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.30 $18.80 $39,100
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.29 (8) (8)

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 40 0.35 1.27 $22.80 $47,420
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.87 $22.23 $46,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 1.86 $21.08 $43,850
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.17 $21.01 $43,700
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.19 4.36 $20.38 $42,400


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016