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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 $38,000 – $52,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $25.81 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $19.23 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 (Median) Hourly Wages for Dental Technologists/Technicians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||17.60||25.81||38.92||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||17.60||25.81||38.92||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(3)||15.00||22.00||40.06||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||14.90||19.23||45.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(3)||15.00||22.00||40.06||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.55||20.00||31.25||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.50||22.00||43.00||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||14.50||22.00||43.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.50||22.00||43.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||14.50||22.00||43.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||15.00||22.00||40.06||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||21.00||23.00||26.53||2018|
|Saskatoon – Saskatchewan(3)||15.00||22.00||40.06||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes dental technologists, is $29.87. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,094 giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $57,000.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for dental technologists/technicians in all provinces except in Manitoba.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.