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Average Dental Technologists’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Dental Technologists and Technicians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3223.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: dental technologist, dental technician, dental prosthesis maker and dental laboratory bench worker.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $50,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $22 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $13 per hour.
Employment prospects for dental technologists/technicians are average in Canada. The government forecasts that the number of job seekers will remain sufficient to fill the job vacancies for the near future.
Average Hourly Wages for Dental Technologists/Technicians in Canada
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|Calgary / Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House – Alberta||15.14||20.99||30.21||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||17.00||22.00||30.00||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||13.00||19.45||26.52||2008/9|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||12.00||15.67||25.00||2011|
|Moncton / Shediac / Sackville / Richibucto – New Brunswick||18.35||-||2006|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.00||18.40||26.10||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||12.00||16.97||24.70||2010|
|Muskoka / Kawarthas / Peterborough – Ontario||-||-||-||-|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.00||17.30||25.70||2010|
|London / Woodstock – Ontario||-||-||-||-|
|Prince Edward Island||-||-||-||-|
|Montreal – Quebec||9.50||13.00||17.75||2007|
|Saskatoon – Saskatchewan||-||-||-||-|
The largest sector of employment for dental technologists is manufacturing. The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical, assisting and related occupations in health, which includes dental technologists, is $23.47. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $787.50, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $41,000.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for dental technologists/technicians in all provinces except in Manitoba.
Currently, this occupation is not an eligible occupation for the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.