Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
35,320 2.5 % $19.30 $40,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.64 $13.62 $17.71 $23.38 $29.51
Annual Wage (2) $22,120 $28,340 $36,830 $48,630 $61,390


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 29,010 9.43 $19.03 $39,590
Offices of Dentists 4,900 0.56 $19.69 $40,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $26.21 $54,520
Employment Services 180 0.01 $16.03 $33,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $19.40 $40,360

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 29,010 9.43 $19.03 $39,590
Offices of Dentists 4,900 0.56 $19.69 $40,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $26.21 $54,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 100 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $19.40 $40,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $32.23 $67,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $26.21 $54,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 100 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Offices of Dentists 4,900 0.56 $19.69 $40,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $19.40 $40,360


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 4,600 0.30 1.16 $19.52 $40,610
Florida 2,900 0.38 1.45 $19.10 $39,730
Texas 2,200 0.20 0.75 $18.54 $38,550
New York 1,940 0.22 0.84 $23.69 $49,280
Michigan 1,470 0.36 1.38 $19.78 $41,130




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 360 0.58 2.22 $19.52 $40,610
Alabama 1,040 0.56 2.13 $16.36 $34,020
Utah 610 0.48 1.82 $17.89 $37,200
Montana 180 0.40 1.55 $22.43 $46,650
North Dakota 170 0.39 1.49 $17.83 $37,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.21 0.82 $26.05 $54,180
Massachusetts 640 0.19 0.73 $25.24 $52,500
New York 1,940 0.22 0.84 $23.69 $49,280
Connecticut 340 0.21 0.80 $22.44 $46,670
Montana 180 0.40 1.55 $22.43 $46,650





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 1,170 0.29 1.11 $21.29 $44,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 790 0.33 1.26 $17.13 $35,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 780 0.14 0.55 $25.42 $52,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 770 0.42 1.61 $17.58 $36,570
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 700 0.59 2.26 $19.93 $41,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.59 $17.31 $36,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.20 0.78 $16.36 $34,030
Kansas City, MO-KS 560 0.56 2.13 $19.80 $41,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.49 1.87 $20.57 $42,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.38 1.44 $19.97 $41,540




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 140 1.85 7.07 $19.26 $40,060
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 70 1.67 6.37 $12.78 $26,570
Huntsville, AL 330 1.58 6.06 $15.91 $33,100
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 200 1.29 4.94 $15.66 $32,580
Green Bay, WI 180 1.11 4.26 $17.19 $35,750
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 0.95 3.64 $18.00 $37,440
Roanoke, VA 130 0.86 3.30 $18.84 $39,190
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 170 0.85 3.24 $17.58 $36,570
Decatur, AL 40 0.83 3.16 $13.46 $28,000
Cedar Rapids, IA 110 0.82 3.13 $18.40 $38,270




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 80 0.16 0.63 $28.84 $59,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.20 0.76 $28.34 $58,940
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.24 0.94 $28.20 $58,660
Appleton, WI 50 0.40 1.51 $28.12 $58,490
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.69 2.62 $27.36 $56,910
Anchorage, AK 70 0.39 1.50 $26.05 $54,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 780 0.14 0.55 $25.42 $52,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 460 0.36 1.38 $24.61 $51,200
Waco, TX 70 0.68 2.61 $24.48 $50,910

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 1.58 6.06 $19.41 $40,370
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.38 $18.93 $39,370
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.90 $18.33 $38,120
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.48 $13.40 $27,880
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.84 $18.31 $38,070

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 120 1.58 6.06 $19.41 $40,370
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.90 $18.33 $38,120
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.48 $13.40 $27,880
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.38 $18.93 $39,370
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.15 $20.22 $42,050

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.10 $33.22 $69,110
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.96 $27.44 $57,070
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.71 $23.02 $47,890
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.71 $45,170
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.37 $42,380


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015