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Dental Laboratory Technicians in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Dental Laboratory Technician?

17.1% Jobs Projection
$40,000 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in Illinois?

1,160 people worked as Dental Laboratory Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,140 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in IL Employment Trend

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 17.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 160 annual job openings, and 1,370 total jobs in 2026 for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state.

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

What do Dental Laboratory Technicians Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $20,220 to $63,840 with $40,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.72 to $30.69. The median hourly rate was $19.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 880 $41,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 $39,850
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 $42,750
Springfield, IL 40 $38,950

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 IL Employment Total
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 1,430
Medical Appliance Technicians 570

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