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Considering a career as a Dental Laboratory Technician in Pennsylvania?

0.8% Jobs Projection
$38,510 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dental Laboratory Technicians in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 1,420 people working as Dental Laboratory Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 1,300 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in PA Employment Trend

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 0.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 150 annual job openings, and a total of 1,340 jobs for Pennsylvania Dental Laboratory Technicians in 2026.

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

What do Dental Laboratory Technicians Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $25,520 to $59,750 with $38,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.27 to $28.73. The median hourly rate was $18.52.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.50.

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,350 $45,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 630 $38,160
Pittsburgh, PA 350 $38,050
Reading, PA 130 $39,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 $40,410
Lancaster, PA 50 $37,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 $33,180

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 PA Employment Total
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 880
Medical Appliance Technicians 630

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