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Considering a career as a Dental Laboratory Technician in California?

17.0% Jobs Projection
$42,750 Median Salary
640 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dental Laboratory Technicians in California is growing faster than average.

  • Dental Laboratory Technicians in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in California?

In 2018, there were 4,410 Dental Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 4,700 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 490 Dental Laboratory Technicians working in it, which means California has more Dental Laboratory Technicians than average.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 17.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 640 annual Dental Laboratory Technicians job openings in California, and 5,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,000 annual jobs and 43,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dental Laboratory Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $26,730 to $62,140 with $42,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.85 to $29.87. The median hourly rate was $20.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.66 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.89.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Dental Laboratory Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dental Laboratory Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,400 $43,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 500 $39,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 $46,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 $40,630
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 180 $46,340
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 $44,050
Fresno, CA 80 $39,310
Bakersfield, CA 70 $28,130
Modesto, CA 60 $32,250
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 $44,230
Chico, CA 50 $36,670
Santa Rosa, CA 40 $61,530
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 $50,010

Top States for Dental Laboratory Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Dental Laboratory Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 4,410 $42,750
Florida 2,800 $37,160
Texas 2,260 $38,410
New York 1,790 $43,940
Michigan 1,560 $39,460
Georgia 1,420 $40,850
Pennsylvania 1,420 $38,510
Illinois 1,160 $40,000
Ohio 1,160 $40,550
North Carolina 1,100 $42,680
Wisconsin 1,020 $37,970
Virginia 1,020 $48,240
Alabama 850 $34,860
Utah 820 $40,760
Minnesota 780 $45,180
Missouri 730 $39,440
Washington 690 $42,360
Indiana 670 $37,420
Massachusetts 620 $42,720
Louisiana 580 $35,160

Below are the states where Dental Laboratory Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $60,030
Virginia $48,240
Colorado $47,200
Connecticut $46,230
Nebraska $45,700
Rhode Island $45,410
Minnesota $45,180
Arizona $44,290
New York $43,940
Kentucky $43,930

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 2,230
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References

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