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Dental Laboratory Technicians in West Virginia

Considering a career as a Dental Laboratory Technician in West Virginia?

14.3% Jobs Projection
$37,380 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Laboratory Technicians Work in West Virginia?

In 2018, there were 100 Dental Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 130 Dental Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians in WV Employment Trend

The typical state has 490 Dental Laboratory Technicians working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Dental Laboratory Technicians than average.

Dental Laboratory Technicians in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Dental Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.

Job Projections for Dental Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. WV

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 160 jobs for West Virginia 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 West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Dental Laboratory Technicians ranged from $29,250 to $57,720 with $37,380 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.06 to $27.75. The median hourly rate was $17.97.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.47 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.50.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Dental Laboratory Technicians Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 $45,890

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 WV Employment Total
Medical Appliance Technicians 120
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 110

References

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