Dental Laboratory Technicians in California
Considering a career as a Dental Laboratory Technician in California?
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.
The typical state has 490 Dental Laboratory Technicians working in it, which means California has more Dental Laboratory Technicians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||150||$44,050|
|Santa Rosa, CA||40||$61,530|
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|
Below are the states where Dental Laboratory Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians||2,230|
|Medical Appliance Technicians||1,950|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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