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Dental Laboratory Technicians in Missouri

Considering a career as a Dental Laboratory Technician in Missouri?

-2% Jobs Projection
$39,440 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

While jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in Missouri are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Dental Laboratory Technicians in Missouri is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in Missouri?

There were approximately 730 workers employed as Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 720 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in MO Employment Trend

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are declining at a rate of 2.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 770 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $23,080 to $59,920 with $39,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.1 to $28.81. The median hourly rate was $18.96.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.72 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.24.

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 550 $41,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 $39,850

Top States for Dental Laboratory Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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 MO Employment Total
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