Dental Technologist / Technician Salary Canada

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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 – $55,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $29.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $17.50 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 19.00 28.00 35.00 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.00 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.50 21.12 30.00 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 19.00 23.00 35.90 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 19.00 23.00 35.90 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 19.00 23.00 35.90 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.00 23.00 35.90 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 13.00 17.50 27.00 2016
Saskatoon – Saskatchewan


Dental technologists/technicians may perform some of the following duties:
›› Custom-make or repair a wide range of appliances for the mouth, including crowns, bridges and dentures
›› Perform supervisory and administrative functions for the dental laboratory
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes dental technologists, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.


Registration with a regulatory body is required for dental technologists/technicians in all provinces except in Manitoba.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists/Therapists
Registered Nurses
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Medical Laboratory Technologists

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