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 $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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

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 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.

Licensing

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

Visa

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

These occupations may also be of interest:

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

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