Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
36,790 2.5 % $19.13 $39,780 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.54 $13.48 $17.52 $23.15 $29.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,920 $28,040 $36,440 $48,140 $61,320


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 30,550 10.01 $18.78 $39,070
Offices of Dentists 4,720 0.55 $20.03 $41,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $25.85 $53,770
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 280 0.05 $23.20 $48,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $19.58 $40,730

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 30,550 10.01 $18.78 $39,070
Offices of Dentists 4,720 0.55 $20.03 $41,670
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 280 0.05 $23.20 $48,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $25.85 $53,770
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $24.03 $49,990

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) $30.71 $63,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 540 0.03 $25.85 $53,770
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $24.03 $49,990
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 280 0.05 $23.20 $48,260
Offices of Dentists 4,720 0.55 $20.03 $41,670


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 4,340 0.30 1.06 $19.12 $39,760
Florida 2,830 0.38 1.37 $19.79 $41,150
New York 2,390 0.28 1.00 $21.89 $45,540
Texas 2,340 0.21 0.77 $18.52 $38,520
Michigan 1,620 0.41 1.46 $19.55 $40,660




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 330 0.53 1.92 $17.62 $36,650
North Dakota 220 0.52 1.87 $17.32 $36,020
Arizona 1,240 0.50 1.80 $18.15 $37,760
Utah 610 0.49 1.76 $18.55 $38,590
Kansas 640 0.48 1.72 $19.39 $40,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 690 0.21 0.76 $25.78 $53,610
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $25.30 $52,620
Alaska 70 0.21 0.76 $25.23 $52,470
Montana 150 0.34 1.24 $22.25 $46,270
New York 2,390 0.28 1.00 $21.89 $45,540





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 1,200 0.30 1.09 $20.35 $42,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.20 0.72 $22.26 $46,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 960 0.54 1.94 $18.66 $38,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 0.70 $17.47 $36,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 690 0.60 2.15 $20.73 $43,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.28 1.02 $17.46 $36,320
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 640 0.57 2.06 $20.73 $43,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 640 0.23 0.83 $16.86 $35,060
Kansas City, MO-KS 620 0.63 2.27 $19.62 $40,800
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 590 0.48 1.72 $21.77 $45,290




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 200 2.65 9.54 $17.98 $37,390
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 100 2.18 7.86 $11.93 $24,820
Huntsville, AL 300 1.44 5.21 $16.81 $34,970
Fargo, ND-MN 180 1.38 4.96 $17.60 $36,610
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 200 1.29 4.64 $18.23 $37,930
Green Bay, WI 190 1.17 4.23 $17.21 $35,790
Coeur d'Alene, ID 60 1.07 3.86 $15.68 $32,610
Pocatello, ID 30 0.92 3.33 $18.78 $39,060
Manchester, NH 90 0.87 3.15 $18.26 $37,970
Chico, CA 60 0.85 3.08 $19.97 $41,530




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.25 0.92 $28.42 $59,110
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.38 1.39 $26.95 $56,060
Appleton, WI 70 0.63 2.28 $25.88 $53,820
Anchorage, AK 70 0.39 1.40 $25.23 $52,470
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 70 0.34 1.22 $24.98 $51,960
Naples-Marco Island, FL 50 0.43 1.56 $24.86 $51,700
Waco, TX 60 0.62 2.25 $24.67 $51,310
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.35 1.28 $24.57 $51,110
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.28 1.01 $24.02 $49,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 270 0.31 1.11 $23.36 $48,590

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)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.32 8.35 $17.35 $36,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.63 $16.35 $34,000
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.53 $19.96 $41,510
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 3.09 $13.21 $27,470
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.26 $26.12 $54,340

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)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.32 8.35 $17.35 $36,090
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 3.09 $13.21 $27,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.63 $16.35 $34,000
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.53 $19.96 $41,510
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.42 $29.33 $61,000

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 50 0.39 1.42 $29.33 $61,000
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.26 $26.12 $54,340
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.36 $21.41 $44,530
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.01 $20.25 $42,120
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.19 $42,000


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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