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17.7% Jobs Projection
$38,410 Median Salary
320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in Texas?

There were approximately 2,260 workers employed as Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 2,290 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in TX Employment Trend

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 17.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 320 annual Dental Laboratory Technicians job openings in Texas, and 2,720 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $22,250 to $67,970 with $38,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.7 to $32.68. The median hourly rate was $18.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.68 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.79.

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 $48,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 $30,410
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 360 $43,840
Lubbock, TX 80 $28,510
Amarillo, TX 70 $38,200
Corpus Christi, TX 70 $64,530
Waco, TX 50 $39,030
El Paso, TX 40 $31,580
Tyler, TX 30 $25,910

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 TX Employment Total
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Medical Appliance Technicians 590

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